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BizCN: A Hand in the Rogue Internet Pharmacy Cookie Jar

LegitScript’s undercover investigation shows how one registrar’s anti-abuse chief solicits rogue Internet pharmacy business in the back door.

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LegitScript Internet Pharmacy Certification Program Goes Global

LegitScript’s Internet pharmacy certification is expanding internationally. We’ve added 36 Internet pharmacies to our database that operate in the Chinese, French and UK markets to our publicly-published listing of approved Internet pharmacies.

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Fake drugs, falsified WHOIS, and UDRPs

Apparently in retaliation, he registered the domain names in my name. Which is a little like a toddler throwing a tantrum, throwing a stuffed animal at me and calling me a poopy-pants.

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LegitScript signs agreement with Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

I’m pleased to write that LegitScript has signed an agreement with the Japanese government — specifically, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, which is sort of Japan’s version of the FDA — to monitor and help shut down rogue Internet pharmacies targeting Japan. As part of the agreement, LegitScript is authorized to submit abuse…

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Don’t be fooled by the packaging: ‘legal highs’ are deadly

Synthetic, designer drugs are addictive and highly dangerous, but are marketed to teens in appealing, nonthreatening, and sometimes even humorous packaging — often with cartoons on the label. One brand even uses Scooby-Doo as its mascot (Is nothing sacred, people? And, where are the Hanna-Barbera trademark attorneys when you need them?). These “herbal incenses,” “potpourris,”…

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LegitScript fights Internet merchant anonymity policy

In addition to the work we do for Google, Microsoft, the US FDA and others, LegitScript is involved in various Internet policy initiatives through the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which oversees most of the Internet’s infrastructure. One group we’re involved in is looking at this question: in what situations should domain…

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LegitScript assists in Operation Pangea 2014; partners with registrars

LegitScript is proud to have assisted INTERPOL and drug safety authorities around the world in the execution of Operation Pangea, a global effort to stem the tide of fake or unlicensed medicines sold both online and offline (but especially over the Internet). Operation Pangea is interesting in that although it’s primarily driven by law enforcement…

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FTC doesn’t sugarcoat it: supplement marketer fined $2.2 mil for claiming products treat diabetes

The FTC isn’t sweet on marketers who claim that their dietary supplements treat and prevent diabetes. The Federal Trade Commission brought a case against Wellness Support Network, in connection with the sale of their products Diabetic Pack and Insulin Resistance Pack. Through realfoodnutrients.com, Wellness Support Network marketed the products as a “Diabetes Breakthrough” and a…

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LegitScript joins i2Coalition, continuing push for effective anti-abuse strategies

Note: This post originally appeared on i2coalition.com. We are excited to be on board in supporting i2Coalition in its mission to foster the growth and success of the Internet and the infrastructure industry. At LegitScript, we spend a lot of time fighting the underbelly of the Internet: rogue Internet pharmacies selling Vicodin or other drugs…

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FTC pounds companies over false weight-loss claims in product advertising

As it kicked off the new year, the Federal Trade Commission made a resolution: no more bogus weight-loss claims! Operation Failed Resolution is the latest push in the FTC’s campaign against misleading advertising. As part of this effort, the FTC brought charges against four companies that promoted weight-loss products using deceptive and unfounded claims. The…

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