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Attorney General Jay Nixon Fights Online Drug Sales

September 7, 1999
By: Kristin Marinec
State Capital Bureau

Dispensing prescription drugs over the Internet is dangerous--and illegal--for Missouri residents. Kristin Marinec has that story from Jefferson City.

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Attorney General Jay Nixon has filed a temporary restraining order against two online pharmacies. Nixon is fighting lax Internet restrictions on drugs such as Propecia and Viagra.

A spokesman for the attorney general says the sites have weak background checks.

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Contents: Holste says they are trying to permenatly trying to stop these sites from selling presscription drugs via the Interet.

Missouri law prohibits dispensing prescription drugs within the state without a proper license.