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EFF’s Emerging Alignment With Offshore Internet Pharmacies

The last few years have been challenging ones for members of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association. First, in 2010, they lost their ability to advertise in the US search space after the US Department of Justice noted that many seemingly “Canadian” pharmacy websites “sell drugs obtained from countries other than Canada” when shipping medicines into […]

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Free LegitScript Search: Why We Are Offline For a Few Days

[UPDATE: We went back on line Tuesday. Thanks for your patience! — JCH] I’ve asked our developers to briefly turn off our free public search for rogue internet pharmacies and problematic supplements and other healthcare products, probably for just a few days. I know that many internet users rely on our free search tools to […]

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After LegitScript Senate Testimony, White House Naughty List Calls Out Rogue Registrar

I was interested to see that earlier today, the White House Trade Representative released its “Notorious Markets” report, which calls out online and physical marketplaces that facilitate widespread counterfeiting or other intellectual property violations. Although the report isn’t intended to highlight other sorts of criminal activity, fake drug sales or pharmacy operations are both an intellectual property […]

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Electronic Frontier Foundation: Not Quite Right on the Facts

The Electronic Frontier Foundation published an interesting article that referenced LegitScript today. Unfortunately, it didn’t get the facts quite right. The article written about us isn’t a particularly bad one – it makes an argument about “shadow regulation” based on our and other entities’ work with Google, Visa, and other companies to block illegally operating internet pharmacies. What’s […]

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UK Pharmacy Chemist4U Offering “Premium Members” Back Door to Controlled Drugs

Today, we’re releasing an exposé of a registered pharmacy in the UK, Chemist4U, also known as Innox Trading. Chemist4U, at first blush, appears to be a legitimate pharmacy in the UK. It’s registered with the GPhC. It displays the registration seal offered by the GPhC, as well as a Trustwave “Trusted Commerce” seal and the […]

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Transaction Laundering: How LegitScript Helps Payment Providers Beat It

It is an age-old rule: criminals, in order to survive, try to stay one step ahead of the good guys. Despite rules put in place by companies like Visa and MasterCard that disallow criminals from getting merchant accounts, some illicit drug and other merchants still get paid via Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, and other popular payment […]

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MedsIndia Principals Indicted

Edward Leonforte and Larry Burstein Under Arrest Just this morning, the indictment against Edward LeonForte and Larry Burstein, the two principals of rogue Internet pharmacy network MedsIndia, was unsealed. MedsIndia sold controlled substances including Xanax without a prescription, and we worked to shut down their flagship websites like medsindia.com and medsindia.cc, as well as their […]

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ASOP Accepting Internet Pharmacy Safety Award Nominations

The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies, a non-profit that LegitScript serves on the board of and helped found, is accepting nominations for Internet pharmacy safety. The idea is to recognize the good work that a variety of companies in the payments, domain name registration, search advertisement and similar sectors are doing to protect patient safety […]

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LegitScript’s Internet pharmacy certification program will become a paid one in 2016. Here’s why.

LegitScript’s Internet pharmacy certification program, which has been available to pharmacies for free since 2008, will transition to being a paid program in January 2016. This blog explains why we’re making that change. In essence, the reason is pretty simple: LegitScript’s certification program is continuing to grow, and as the number of applicants increases, there’s […]

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LegitScript Named one of “Top 100 Workplaces” in Oregon, Southwest Washington by Oregonian

I’m proud to report that LegitScript has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Oregon and SW Washington, based on employee surveys.

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