WASHINGTON — Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, among a host of other tech companies, have been invited here for an “opioids summit” next month, part of an effort by the Food and Drug Administration to find ways to crack down on the illicit sale of opioids on those platforms.
The laundry list of internet companies invited to the meeting, to take place June 27, also includes Twitter, Bing, Alibaba, Google, Yahoo, Pinterest, and Reddit. The FDA also invited the online-shopping sites eBay, Amazon, and Craigslist.
Is this initiative aimed squarely at opioid drug sellers or is it going to target online sales of lawfully-manufactured and dispensed medication from Canada and other countries. See Tarbell’s reporting on this very issue: https://www.tarbell.org/2018/05/keeping-international-pharmacies-under-a-cloud/.
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