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How to Spot Donation Scams Related to COVID-19

In the midst of a natural disaster or other large crisis, scammers inevitably take advantage of the spike in public goodwill and the influx of genuine fundraising and charity websites. LegitScript has observed this to be true in the midst of the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These scammers may pose as…

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LegitScript’s First Probationary-certified Company Earns Full Certification

We’re pleased to announce that Chemist-4-U, LegitScript’s first probationary-certified company, has now earned full certification. The change in status occurred early in the new year and is a reflection of about two years in which the online pharmacy has remained in compliance with LegitScript’s certification standards. In August 2016, we released a blog post and…

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LegitScript Helps Shut Down 6,149 Rogue Internet Pharmacies in 2019

As part of our mission to help create an internet everyone can trust, LegitScript regularly reports “rogue” internet pharmacies to the registrars that sponsor these domain names. In 2019, LegitScript issued 63 notifications comprising 7,083 domain names. This complimentary notification service helps registrars take action against illicit operators and helps prevent the public from buying…

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Q&A With Infinity Behavioral Health Services: Mastering Revenue Cycle Management in Behavioral Healthcare

Behavioral healthcare is a wide-reaching discipline that addresses the emotions, behaviors, and biology relating to a person’s mental well-being. At its core, behavioral healthcare looks at how behaviors impact a person’s health, including but not limited to issues such as mental health and substance use. As more people turn to behavioral healthcare for both preventative…

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LegitScript Study Shows Widespread Problems and Potential Dangers in Online CBD Market

Over the past six months, LegitScript’s analysts and policy experts have been conducting a research project to better understand the online CBD landscape. We’ve looked at the state of compliance, the safety and accuracy of products, and issues around payment processing. What we found in this landmark report is nothing short of disturbing for both…

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LegitScript Named a Top Workplace for 2019

We’re pleased to announce that LegitScript has been named a 2019 Top Workplace in Oregon, an honor it has held three previous times, including last year. The award, which is issued by The Oregonian, is determined by feedback collected from anonymous employee surveys and analyzed by an independent third party.  LegitScript was one of only…

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E-money: A Case Study of Human Trafficking (Part 2)

In Part 1 of our series, we discussed electronic money and the rules that have allowed e-money institutions to flourish in the European Union with less regulations than banks. This week, we look at an example of how these European businesses have real and widespread influence on criminal operations in the US.   A Haven…

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E-money: How Payment Complexity in Europe Facilitates Cybercrime in the US (Part 1)

Although electronic money has been around for decades, advancements in technology and new ways of processing payments are making it easier than ever to digitally store, send, and receive money. On the backend, however, e-money processing can be surprisingly complex, as transactions often pass through multiple entities to get from sender to receiver. It’s this…

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Why Are Supplement Ingredient Names So Confusing?

Have you ever heard of 1-(4-hydroxybenzyl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline-6,7-diol or 4-[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl]phenol? Probably not. How about higenamine or hordenine? That may be more likely, but did you know that 1-(4-hydroxybenzyl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline-6,7-diol and higenamine are actually the same ingredient? The same is true for 4-[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl]phenol and hordenine.  Ingredient names can be confusing because manufacturers don’t always follow guidelines set by the…

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New Supplement Website Certification Program Helps Sellers Reduce Advertising and E-commerce Disruptions

We’re pleased to announce today LegitScript’s newest certification program — one to certify the websites of dietary supplement sellers as a way for them to demonstrate credibility and regulatory compliance. Now, all US supplement manufacturers, resellers, and affiliates can apply through LegitScript to certify that their websites have been reviewed for problematic products, ingredients, and…

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