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Various health interests oppose online pharmacies

September 7, 1999
By: Stacy Covitz
State Capital Bureau

Health officials support Attorney General Jay Nixon's temporary restraing order against Procare, a website that prescribes drugs. Stacy Covitz has more from Jefferson City.

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Some pharmacists say the Procare Website doesn't properly warn customers about the dangers of mixing drugs.

Missouri Pharmaceutical Association CEO George Oestreich (A-strike) says getting drugs from online pharmacies is dangerous for people's health.

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Contents: George Oestreich says people don't understand which drugs are harmful to take together.

Attorney General Jay Nixon temporarily banned the Procare site. From the state capitol, I'm Stacy Covitz.


The Missouri Pharmaceutical Association supports Attorney General Jay Nixon's temporary restraining order against Procare, a website that prescibes Viagra and Propecia. Stacy Covitz has more from Jefferson City.

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Some pharmacists say the Procare website prescribes drugs to patients who should not take them.

Missouri Pharmaceutical Association CEO George Oestreich (A-strike) says this often causes the customers to have bad reactions to the drugs.

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Contents: George Oestreich (A-strike) says more money is spent treating bad drug reactions than is spent on the medications themselves.

Attorney General Nixon's office says it is banning the Procare Website to protect Missouri residents. From the state capitol, I'm Stacy Covitz.