Fayetteville Internet Pharmacy Shut Down
Posted April 5, 2006 8:06 a.m. EDT
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The North Carolina Board Of Pharmacy has suspended the operation of an online pharmacy based out of Fayetteville.
Investigators with the board gathered evidence that Kwic Fill was operating an Internet pharmacy distributing hundreds of thousands of dosage units of addictive painkillers, stimulants, tranquilizers and "lifestyle" drugs such as Cialis, Levitra and Viagra pursuant to bogus online prescriptions.
"Internet-based pharmacies are an existing and growing threat to the public health and safety," said Board Executive Director Jay Campbell. "Consumers are being bombarded with advertisements by illegitimate operations hawking dangerous, and addictive, prescription drugs to be used without any meaningful supervision by physicians or other health-care providers.
"The board has an obligation to ensure that these dangerous operations do not find a home in North Carolina," he said.
It marks the second shutdown of an Internet pharmacy in recent weeks. The board also closed United Care Pharmacy in Wilmington.