Last week, Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) released a bipartisan report on strategies to reduce U.S. drug demand. The report outlines strategies for Congress and the Obama Administration to reduce the massive U.S. demand for illegal drugs. The report was published by the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, which is co-chaired by Feinstein and Grassley.
In the report, the Caucus recommends the passage of S. 2002, the Online Pharmacy Safety Act of 2011 (OPSA), which updates and enhances U.S. law to improve the safety of internet pharmacies, protecting patients from the growing number of illegitimate and unsafe online drug sellers. The bill would protect U.S. consumers by helping to shed light on safe and law-abiding online pharmacies.
For more information, take a look at this guest blog from Bill Reid, Senior Director of Global Anti-Counterfeiting at Lilly.