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LegitScript Announces Revised Standards


We’re pleased to announce that we’ve updated our Internet pharmacy standards. As before, our standards continue to be recognized by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).

The revisions aren’t earth-shattering: they are mostly the same as our earlier standards, with some changes in language and codification of existing policies.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be blogging about each of the eleven standards, going into a bit more detail about what they mean, what we require, and why the standard is important. For the time being, a few highlights of what’s new:

  • We’ve strengthened our standard regarding having a HIPAA-compliant privacy policy displayed on the website.
  • We’ve added language specifying that websites engaged in fraudulent or deceptive business practices are ineligible.
  • We require that the website NOT be registered anonymously, absent compelling and extenuating circumstances.
  • The person or entity in control of the website must not be affiliated with, or also control, any prescription drug website that violates our standards.

Questions? Feel free to contact us. Or, keep on reading our blog over the next few weeks. We’ll be blogging about each standard individually.