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A Message from LegitScript Founder and President, John Horton

LegitScript founder John Horton
LegitScript founder
John Horton

Thank you for visiting legitscript.com!

I believe that online pharmacies represent a lot of promise. Standing at the intersection of technology and health care, safe online pharmacies are not only convenient, but they can also help keep costs down.

The problem is, only 2% - 3% of all Internet pharmacies meet LegitScript's standards for safety and legality - standards that are endorsed by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. By contrast, well over 90% of Internet pharmacies are outright illegal, selling prescription drugs without a valid prescription; offering unregulated and potentially unsafe pharmaceuticals; and/or lacking required pharmacy licenses. The rogue Internet pharmacy market is a multi-billion dollar market, and these shady websites' mission isn't to help others - but to turn a profit even if it means putting people and pets at risk.

I founded LegitScript to bring transparency and accountability to the online pharmacy market. Along the way, those who operate, support and profit from illicit online pharmacies – including websites deceptively marketed as “Canadian” Internet pharmacies – have come to consider LegitScript as a significant threat to their illegal businesses. For me, and for the rest of the LegitScript team, that's a badge of honor, and we'll continue to fight for transparency and accountability in the online pharmacy market.

I hope that you'll take a few minutes to look around our website, and let us know how we can do better.

Above all, stay safe on the Internet: if you are in the US and choose to fill a prescription online, make sure that the Internet pharmacy is VIPPS accredited by the NABP, or LegitScript approved.



John Horton
President and Founder

About John Horton

John Horton is the President and founder of LegitScript. John Horton founded LegitScript in May 2007, after working for more than five years at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, where his focus was on prescription drug policy, including Internet pharmacies.

John Horton was born and raised in Oregon, where he worked as a narcotics prosecutor from 1997 through 2002. He has also served as legal counsel to the Oregon House Judiciary Committee.

Huffington Post
John Horton is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.
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