Online Pharmacy Faces Fines For Violating California Law

Seen as the first application of a new law signed by Governor Gray Davis, an online internet pharmacy faces $88 million in fines. This citation was the first one given in this arena of online pharmacies.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What does the law state?
The law states it is illegal for Internet pharmacies to fill prescriptions without a “good faith prior medical examination” by a California licensed doctor. The Board of Pharmacy has the authority to issue citations. Fines can be as much as $25,000 for each violation. The fines would be deposited into the Contigent Fund of the Medical Board of California or the Pharmacy Board Contigent Fund. The bill also requires that violations by non-residents be reported to the appropriate professional licensing board. The law states that once citations are given, thirty days are available to request a hearing to appeal their decision.
What are the allegations that Total Remedy and Prescription Center face?
What is the current state of online prescriptions?
What will the effects of this case?

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