31 Jan: Sarlo Bill To Crack Down On Unscrupulous ‘E-Pharmacies’ Approved In Committee

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Paul A. Sarlo which would require greater regulation of electronic pharmacies to ensure patient safety and consumer protection was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee by a vote of 4-0.

“Currently, unscrupulous Internet vendors are taking advantage of the high cost of prescription drugs and preying on seniors and others on fixed incomes who may be tempted by E-Mail offers that are just too good to be true,” said Senator Sarlo, D-Bergen, Essex and Passaic. “Through increased state regulation and licensure, we’ll be able to separate the responsible e-pharmacies from the con artists just looking to make a quick buck.”