“Drugs marketed and sold illegally over the Internet present real risks for the American consumer,” Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Jane Henney told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee March 21.

Henney testified to gain support for President Clinton’s proposal that Congress give the FDA authority over online pharmacies. Henney said that FDA was “grappling with the challenges.” Henney spoke while reports were still coming in of a combined United States and Thai raid of online pharmacies operating in Thailand and allegedly selling drugs illegally in the United States.

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