Published on in Vol 14 , No 1 (2012) :Jan-Feb

Online Availability and Safety of Drugs in Shortage: A Descriptive Study of Internet Vendor Characteristics

Online Availability and Safety of Drugs in Shortage: A Descriptive Study of Internet Vendor Characteristics

Online Availability and Safety of Drugs in Shortage: A Descriptive Study of Internet Vendor Characteristics

Authors of this article:

Bryan A Liang 1, 2 ;   Tim K Mackey 1, 3 Author Orcid Image


  1. Mackey T, Cuomo R, Guerra C, Liang B. After counterfeit Avastin®—what have we learned and what can be done?. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology 2015;12(5):302 View
  2. Fittler A, Vida R, Rádics V, Botz L, Ghezzi P. A challenge for healthcare but just another opportunity for illegitimate online sellers: Dubious market of shortage oncology drugs. PLOS ONE 2018;13(8):e0203185 View
  3. Liang B, Mackey T, Lovett K. Illegal “No Prescription” Internet Access to Narrow Therapeutic Index Drugs. Clinical Therapeutics 2013;35(5):694 View
  4. Liang B, Mackey T, Lovett K. Suspect online sellers and contraceptive access. Contraception 2012;86(5):551 View
  5. Chaves L, Chaves G, Vianna M, Oliveira M. Desabastecimento de medicamentos na literatura científica da saúde: uma revisão narrativa. Physis: Revista de Saúde Coletiva 2019;29(1) View
  6. Mackey T, Liang B, Strathdee S. Digital Social Media, Youth, and Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs: The Need for Reform. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2013;15(7):e143 View
  7. Zhao H, Muthupandi S, Kumara S. Managing Illicit Online Pharmacies: Web Analytics and Predictive Models Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2020;22(8):e17239 View
  8. Fittler A, Bősze G, Botz L. Evaluating Aspects of Online Medication Safety in Long-Term Follow-Up of 136 Internet Pharmacies: Illegal Rogue Online Pharmacies Flourish and Are Long-Lived. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2013;15(9):e199 View
  9. Mackey T, Liang B, York P, Kubic T. Counterfeit Drug Penetration into Global Legitimate Medicine Supply Chains: A Global Assessment. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2015;92(6_Suppl):59 View
  10. Badreldin H, Atallah B. Global drug shortages due to COVID-19: Impact on patient care and mitigation strategies. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2021;17(1):1946 View
  11. Mackey T, Liang B. Pharmaceutical digital marketing and governance: illicit actors and challenges to global patient safety and public health. Globalization and Health 2013;9(1):45 View
  12. Cuomo R, Miner A, Mackey T. Pricing and sales tax collection policies for e-cigarette starter kits and disposable products sold online. Drug and Alcohol Review 2016;35(1):110 View
  13. Mackey T, Liang B. Oncology and the Internet: Regulatory Failure and Reform. Journal of Oncology Practice 2012;8(6):341 View
  14. Gaudiano M, Borioni A, Antoniella E, Valvo L. Counterfeit Adderall Containing Aceclofenac from Internet Pharmacies. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2016;61(4):1126 View
  15. Mackey T, Nayyar G. Digital danger: a review of the global public health, patient safety and cybersecurity threats posed by illicit online pharmacies. British Medical Bulletin 2016;118(1):110 View
  16. Mackey T, Liang B. Transparency in Physician-Industry Relationships. Pathology Case Reviews 2012;17(4):144 View
  17. Liang B, Mackey T, N. Archer-Hayes A, Shinn L. Illicit online marketing of lorcaserin before DEA scheduling. Obesity 2013;21(5):861 View
  18. Liang B, Mackey T. Online risks to health—the problem of counterfeit drugs. Nature Reviews Urology 2012;9(9):480 View
  19. Mackey T, Li J, Purushothaman V, Nali M, Shah N, Bardier C, Cai M, Liang B. Big Data, Natural Language Processing, and Deep Learning to Detect and Characterize Illicit COVID-19 Product Sales: Infoveillance Study on Twitter and Instagram. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance 2020;6(3):e20794 View
  20. Mackey T, Liang B. Separating online piracy from counterfeit medicines: The need for policy reform and a call to action. Health Policy and Technology 2012;1(3):120 View
  21. Mackey T, Aung P, Liang B. Illicit Internet availability of drugs subject to recall and patient safety consequences. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2015;37(6):1076 View
  22. Pinyopornpanish K, Jiraporncharoen W, Thaikla K, Yoonut K, Angkurawaranon C. Sedative and Analgesic Drugs Online: A Content Analysis of the Supply and Demand Information Available in Thailand. Substance Use & Misuse 2018;53(4):641 View
  23. Mackey T, Liang B. Global Reach of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising Using Social Media for Illicit Online Drug Sales. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2013;15(5):e105 View
  24. Liang B. An addiction to unsafe injection medication practices?. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 2013;25(7):519 View
  25. Tomlin S. Where have all the medicines gone?. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2016;101(7):648 View
  26. Vida R, Merczel S, Jáhn E, Fittler A. Developing a framework regarding a complex risk based methodology in the evaluation of hazards associated with medicinal products sourced via the internet. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal 2020;28(12):1733 View
  27. Daubner J, Arshaad M, Henseler C, Hescheler J, Ehninger D, Broich K, Rawashdeh O, Papazoglou A, Weiergräber M, Mangel S. Pharmacological Neuroenhancement: Current Aspects of Categorization, Epidemiology, Pharmacology, Drug Development, Ethics, and Future Perspectives. Neural Plasticity 2021;2021:1 View
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Books/Policy Documents

  1. Mackey T. Fetal Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine. View
  2. Hellman M, Egerer M, Stoneham J, Forberger S, Männistö-Inkinen V, Ochterbeck D, Rundle S. Addiction and the Brain. View