The International Narcotics Control Board said in its annual report that unlicensed online pharmacies sell several billion doses of medicine illicitly each year and deliver them by post, making them an alternative drug-trafficking route.
Drugs involved in the illegal sales included oxycodone and fentanyl – both strong narcotics, along with “psychotropic substances which act on the mind” (I assume they mean benzodiazepines such as alprazolam or diazepam).
From the INCB report: “the illicit trade over the Internet has been identified as one of the major sources for prescription medications abused by children and adolescents in certain countries such as the United States.”
Yikes! I’d better get over to Amazon but pronto for some help!