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LegitScript Gives Back

Amid all of the holiday cheer, family, friends, and food that surround us at this time of year, it can be easy to get caught up in the end of year rush. But, it’s also a good time to take a moment and reflect on the year gone by. It’s been a busy year here…

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LegitScript on HuffPost: Could a Pharmacy Monopoly Affect Your Healthcare?

Mention antitrust at a cocktail party, and you’ll probably end up drinking alone. But antitrust has important implications for consumers: “monopolistic behavior” — that is, the type of control that a company with excessive market share can exercise over thatmarket — is bad for consumers in that it artificially drives up prices and deprives them…

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USAToday article references 33 Drugs affiliate

A USAToday article referenced a 33 Drugs marketing affiliate, bestcds.info, in discussing rogue online pharmacies. As we commonly see, “Carl” of bestcds.info claimed that his website was legitimate: “…a representative from one U.K. and Canadian-based online pharmacy, BestCDS.info, maintained its products were legitimate, and said it required faxed prescriptions from consumers. The manager, who said…

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LegitScript on CircleID: Implications of Google-USDOJ settlement for Registrars

Note: This blog was originally posted on CircleID.com, a popular blog and forum dealing with Internet infrastructure. In the wake of Google’s settlement with the Department of Justice for permitting advertising by illegal online pharmacies, what are the legal implications for Domain Name Registrars and ISPs in the US and elsewhere? In short, if you’re a…

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Internet pharmacy news roundup

Quite a bit going on in the Internet pharmacy world…and a few things are new on the legitscript.com website as well. Here’s a smattering of news and updates. We’ve made a few small changes on legitscript.com over the last few days. The most relevant one for our users is that the affiliate network that an…

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The Facebook – WOT Deal: How it will help fight against rogue Internet pharmacies

LegitScript’s President, John Horton, recently blogged about the recent agreement announced by Facebook and Web of Trust.  Catch the blog at the Huffington Post. LegitScript announced its own partnership with the Web of Trust some time ago. LegitScript provides WOT with our feed of legitimate (highly trusted) and rogue (bad apple) Internet pharmacies. We don’t have the…

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Biosimilar and Counterfeit Meds: When Do They Become Dangerous?

Catch the Huffington Post blog by John Horton, LegitScript’s President: Biosimilar and Counterfeit Meds: When do they become dangerous? Biologics are a relatively new type of medicine. Unlike non-biologics such as Lipitor or Nexium, which are from chemicals and can be reproduced into identical “generics,” biologics are made from living organisms (e.g., blood, vampire bat…

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Update: HealthAffiliatesNetwork / 121Doc removes US as shipping option, returned to “unapproved” status

Following our recent blog outlining the reasons that we re-designated HealthAffiliatesNetwork / 121Doc as rogue Internet pharmacies, the network has agreed to remove the US as a shipping option from its affiliated pharmacy websites. We appreciate the modification. Pending our continuing review of the affiliate networks’ compliance with prescription and drug safety requirements in the…

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LegitScript helping implement Google Product Search policies for prescription drugs

Last year, LegitScript announced that we would be helping Google implement its updated online advertising policy regarding Internet pharmacies. We’re pleased to announce that our role has been expanded to helping monitor Google Product Search (also known as Google Shopping, and formerly known as froogle.com) for shopping results related to prescription drugs and other regulated…

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KrebsOnSecurity and Rx-Promotion: A deep dive into a top rogue Rx network

For those who track Internet crime or the online pharmacy world, few networks are more ubiquitous and overtly criminal than the Russian Rx-Promotion affiliate network, which sells controlled substances like OxyContin, Vicodin and Xanax without a prescription. LegitScript has documented over 2,200 primary (non-spam) Rx-Promotion affiliates, some of which are now offline, while others remain…

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