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For rogue Internet pharmacy operators: How to avoid getting your domain name suspended

So, you’re operating a rogue Internet pharmacy website. And you’ve heard that LegitScript has shut down more than 35,000 rogue Internet pharmacies over the past few years. So you want to know: How can I avoid having my rogue Internet pharmacy shut down by LegitScript? First of all, STOP. If you don’t have a pharmacy…

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Rogues and Registrars: Top 10 List (December 2012)

LegitScript’s most recent analysis of rogue Internet pharmacies shows the usual suspects among the most popular registrars where these pharmacies register their domain names. Only a few of November’s Top 10 registrars changed rankings; most notably, BizCN climbed from the 10th spot to No. 8 as it appears that more and more operators of rogue…

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LegitScript shuts down rogue ‘mothership’ MyRxCash.com

Earlier this week, LegitScript shut down the website myrxcash.com, the affiliate recruiting website for the rogue online pharmacy network commonly known as MyRxCash. Also known as Pronet, the Israel-based MyRxCash is a network of rogue Internet pharmacies that engage in a variety of illegal behavior ranging from the sale of prescription drugs without a prescription…

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Update on Internet.bs: Domain name registrar does a 180 on Internet pharmacy crime

In a report earlier this year, LegitScript highlighted the top domain name registrars that not only tolerated but also welcomed the business of website operators who illegally sell prescription drugs. In particular, our report detailed how and why ICANN-accredited registrar Internet.bs became, at the time, the world’s largest safe haven for rogue Internet pharmacy domain names.…

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Rogues and Registrars: Top 10 List (November 2012)

Internet pharmacies selling drugs illegally continue to cluster at a handful of “safe haven” registrars, or ones that do not currently honor their agreements under ICANN’s Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy to disallow the use of domain names for unlawful purposes. Following our October report on the Top 10 registrars allowing rogue pharmacies to use their services, there’s…

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Rogues and Registrars: Top 10 List (October 2012)

On a periodic basis (we’ll aim for monthly), LegitScript will be releasing data on the top registrars serving as domain name registration platforms for rogue Internet pharmacies. These rankings are based on LegitScript’s global database of Internet pharmacies, which (as far as we know) is the largest such database in the world. LegitScript posts this…

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BestKusuri.com: Japanese rogue Internet pharmacy linked to Singapore Internet firms

Japan, like the United States and EU, is a major target of unregulated prescription drug suppliers, with Japan’s pharmaceutical market the second largest in the world (the US is first). A few weeks ago, LegitScript shut down bestkusuri.com, one of the major rogue Internet pharmacies targeting Japan. Among other concerns, websites in the BestKusuri network…

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Washington Times OpEd on Rogue Internet Drug Sellers

An OpEd featured in yesterday’s Washington Times speaks to the continued dangers posed by rogue online pharmacies. The piece tells the story of three patients harmed by the drugs they purchased online from unlicensed, unregulated “pharmacies”. One patient died. This is a good reminder to all of us here at LegitScript that there is still…

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After LegitScript blog, atlanticdrugs.com and chantix-buy.com go offline

A few days ago, we blogged about inaccurate information posted on chantix-buy.com, a self-described affiliate of long-time rogue Internet pharmacy atlanticdrugs.com. Just a few hours after we posted this information, both websites were taken offline, and atlanticdrugs.com’s domain name registration information was edited. The background. AtlanticDrugs.com, which has long been a highly visible Internet pharmacy, initially…

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chantix-buy.com: If it’s lying about one thing…

LegitScript has designated chantix-buy.com as a rogue Internet pharmacy. Among many other reasons, the website is falsely implying that compliant with standards required by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). The NABP is the impartial organization that represents pharmacy regulators (Boards and Colleges of Pharmacy) in the US, Canada and their counterparts in…

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