Dangerous Online Pharmacies Selling Reglan Without Prescriptions
November 29, 2011
When we receive a drug from a doctor that causes us harm, there is a person to lay the burden of responsibility on; however, in today’s technologically advanced society, people can order virtually any drug they want to over the internet without a prescription.
Literally thousands of websites exist that sell prescription drugs to anyone who wants them. A quick Google search of “buy Reglan online” uncovered 4,060,000 matches for the search, and on the first page of results was also an article on how to buy prescription drugs online without a prescription.
Reglan is a drug that has been linked to thousands of claims that the medication has caused patients to develop a neurological disorder known as Tardive Dyskinesia, a condition in which the muscles of the face, neck, and other parts of the body cannot be controlled.
These online “pharmacies” are able to function without prescriptions because they are often not based in the United States and are located in poorly regulated or unregulated countries such as China or India. This means if a patient suffers a side effect from the medication they purchased, the company they bought from online is immune to any legal responsibility to care for the individual.