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The notion of prescription drugs being dispensed over the Internet is frightening, but it's happening more every day.
Type the names of well-known medicines such as Viagra, Propecia or Prozac into a search engine, and hundreds of Web sites pop up. And chances are good to excellent a "prescription" for one of these drugs can be obtained by answering a few routine questions.
The scary part is that the Internet "patient" never sees or speaks to the doctor authorizing the prescription. Most state regulators and healthcare professionals agree the practice is practically begging for abuse by patients who value expediency over common sense and companies that crave a …