Getting caught with Cialis without prescription in Michigan – law issues!

Medical remedies belonging to the family of PDE5 inhibitors and intended for the treatment of impotence in men are prescription drugs. Such a famous drug as Cialis also belongs to this group. What does "prescription drug" mean? This means that you can only buy it if you have a prescription issued by a licensed doctor. However, many scammers sell Cialis without prescription (both on the Internet, in illegal brick-and-mortar drug stores or just on the street).

Illegal prescription drugs and the US federal law

Cialis without prescriptionUnder US federal law, any person who does not have a license to sell prescription drugs does not have the right to give or sell a prescription drug to another person. Licensed doctors must not give prescriptions to patients if they know that patients do not actually need the appropriate drugs. At the same time, "selling" does not necessarily mean the transfer of goods for money. It can be an exchange, as well as a simple offer for exchange or sale. Thus, even an offer to sell or give to someone a drug is a criminal offense. The illegal sale of RX medicaments has surged recently, especially involving erectile dysfunction meds (such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Stendra, and others), as well as painkillers. Increasing demand for medications against ED and other male problems for short-term recreational objectives is currently observed. It causes developing of suspicious online pharmacies, which illegally offer prescription drugs. Besides, so called “sexual health clinics” have appeared recently on pharmaceutical market. They are headed by professional experts, who often issue unnecessary prescriptions. What does “illegal sale” means? There is a great number of cases, when selling prescribed medications is illegal. For example, a person, who has obtained appropriate prescription, may be accused of illegal distribution of the drug if he or she gives it to someone, who doesn’t have valid prescription. Besides, healthcare expert may be charged with illegal prescribing if the patient doesn’t need to take particular medication or its dosage is higher than it is actually needed. The same thing will occur with doctors, who issue invalid prescription. Therefore, if you are stopped in Michigan or elsewhere in the USA by police officers, who discover that you have Cialis without prescription that is not yours de jure and is not in the original packaging, you can be suspected of illegal distribution of the medication.

The fight against the illegal distribution of drugs in the US

FDA and the US police are actively fighting illegal distribution of prescription drugs. For example, in the spring of 2017, Ashanti police arrested nine traffickers who had imported and sold illegal drugs. The police found tramadol, drugs on the basis of sildenafil and other means for improving erection. The sellers (Nigerians by nationality) may face imprisonment. In addition, US law enforcement agencies are trying to monitor the situation on the Internet. For instance, in 2011, Google agreed to settle a case with the Ministry of Justice, paying $500 million for placing ads from illegal online chemist’s shops in violation of US federal legislation. This fine is the largest ever paid in the US and, according to the Ministry of Justice, is equal to the income that Google received as a result of the placement of illegal advertising of Canadian web drug stores through the AdWords service for American citizens. "The agreement reached with Google obliges the corporation to change its advertising policy regarding illegal pharmacies." Commenting on this situation, the representative of Google assured the public that the company repents of its actions and has already changed the advertising settings for suspicious drug stores: "We banned advertising of prescription meds in the USA, which until recently were advertised by Canadian drug stores."