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By Alan Marzilli

Because it has turn into more straightforward for an increasing number of humans to go browsing, web crime has additionally elevated. a few clients view the area large internet as a chance for crime opposed to hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting sufferers. Crimes without delay regarding the net, reminiscent of stealing own details or accomplishing fraudulent schemes, have grown swiftly. Criminals additionally use the net so as to devote different kinds of crime - as a clearinghouse for stolen items, as a looking flooring for pedophiles, or even as a nook from which to promote unlawful medicines. a few think that extra oversight is required to guard web clients, whereas others see the net as a spot that are supposed to exist with no regulations. discover those concerns and others bearing on on-line crime in "The web and Crime".

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He also notes that a patient who lies to obtain a controlled substance is subject to criminal liability. There are two important factors, however, that would be confirmed by a visual or “in person” examination. 8 Acknowledging that online prescribing is a developing technology, the board stopped short of ruling that a physician could never prescribe medications without an in-person exam: 51 52 The Internet and Crime Considering all of the circumstances of this case and the arguments presented, we determine that Thompson did not perform a sufficient examination before prescribing Meridia, a controlled substance.

8. 46 The Internet and Crime Nonprescription drugs, by contrast, can be purchased easily at drugstores, supermarkets, convenience stores, and even in vending machines. Some medications once available by prescription only are now available “over the counter,” that is, without a prescription. Two common examples are the pain reliever ibuprofen, sometimes sold under the Advil name brand, and the allergy medication loratadine, sold as Claritin. Some medications that require a prescription in the United States do not require a prescription in other countries.

To the naïve purchaser, the Waszes seemed to offer great deals and good service. A sump pump manufacturer, however, was not quite as impressed with the Waszes as their eBay customers were. In fact, the manufacturer was quite suspicious as to how the Waszes could be selling brand-new merchandise at prices lower than what the manufacturer charged retailers. This type of “undercutting” hurts not only the retailers whose merchandise is stolen, but also the manufacturer. When a product is sold inexpensively on the Internet, legitimate retailers are pressured to lower their prices, and the manufacturer is in turn pressured to lower the wholesale prices it charges to retailers.

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