At LegitScript, we’re pretty excited. Last week, we launched our Internet pharmacy verification program. There’s nothing quite like it out there: a comprehensive database that allows consumers and businesses to determine whether an Internet pharmacy is legitimate or not.
Why are we qualified to determine which Internet pharmacies are legit? One reason is that our standards have been recognized by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Why does that matter? Well, all pharmacies are regulated by state Pharmacy Boards, and the NABP collectively represents those pharmacy boards, so we thought it was pretty important to have the NABP review and approve our standards.
We’re starting off with the 15 pharmacies that the NABP has already approved as part of its VIPPS (Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites) program. But within a few months, we expect to add several other Internet pharmacies to our “approved” list.
Over the next few months, we’re going to be adding quite a bit of functionality to our website. However, we think that legitimacy is at the core of everything we’re trying to do. That’s why LegitScript was created — to help separate the good guys from the bad guys in the Internet pharmacy world.