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LegitScript welcomes new legitimate online pharmacies

LegitScript is pleased that our database of legitimate pharmacy websites is growing. Over the last few weeks, we’ve added about fifty online pharmacies that meet LegitScript standards, which are recognized by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

Among the websites that we’ve verified are SmartPakEquine, which is a leading supplier of veterinary medications and supplements. Along with their website focused on horses, SmartPak also operates SmartPakCanine, focused on dog medications and supplements, and SmartPakWestern, which also carries supplements and supplements.

In verifying the legitimacy of veterinary pharmacy websites, LegitScript looks to many of the same factors: Is the website supplying FDA-approved medications? Does it require a valid prescription? Is the website transparent in providing information about the dispensing pharmacy and its location? SmartPak met these criteria. Among other reasons, the websites require a valid “Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship,” meaning that the animal must have been physically examined by the dispensing veterinarian at some point, rather than simply dispense the medications based upon an online questionnaire.

We’ll periodically blog about some of the websites that we approve as legitimate (as well as about the websites that we designate as “rogue”.)