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Opioid Drug Sales Online Draw US FDA Warnings, Prompt Summit Meeting

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At June 27 "Online Opioid Summit," FDA officials, pharma sales researchers, and industry stakeholders will discuss collaborating for stronger impact against the opioid crisis by reducing the availability of illicit products online."The internet is virtually awash in illegal narcotics and we’re going to be taking new steps to work with legitimate internet firms to voluntarily crack down on these sales," says Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.

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