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FTC, FDA target bioterrorism Web sites

The government is investigating hundreds of Internet sites offering products to counter bioterrorism. The Federal Trade Commission disclosed the widening investigation Tuesday, telling a lawmaker that more Web sites claiming to fight bioterrorism are being launched every day. The Food and Drug Administration last week took the first step in shutting down 11 foreign pharmacies illegally selling Cipro via the Internet. The FDA said it had no way to tell if the alleged Cipro sold on those Web sites was real or had been manufactured safely. It is illegal to sell antibiotics over the Internet without a proper doctor&#039s prescription. Full Story

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