Imagine, for example, peer-to-peer prescriptions. People already share unused Rxs and drugs brought from other countries with friends and family. Just add some slick technology and, voila, Napster for Rxs. No need for a prescription or a pharmacy, and not limited to FDA approved drugs.
The medical-pharma industry would no doubt try to shut it down, but high U.S. drug prices and rampant use of prescriptions for off-label purposes weaken their position.
It might not be as safe as we’d like, but it could happen.