That eyecatching mix of online commerce and addictive behavior caught the attention of both ABC and NBC. NBC's Mark Potter took the serious approach, following a series of DEA busts of online pharmacies in Florida. They were shut down for organizing sham medical exams to generate prescriptions and then dispensing overdose quantities of "dangerous and addictive" painkillers. Potter called it "electronic drug trafficking."
ABC's Dan Harris (subscription required) took a lighthearted look at Marsha Egan's twelve-step program to help office workers who are addicted to e-mails. Harris shared symptoms of e-ddiction such as e-mailing messages to people sitting next to you rather than talking to them directly. Egan, by the way, disseminates her twelve steps…via e-mail.
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