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LegitScript Applauds White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Strategy

Earlier today, the White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator’s Office released a strategy on Intellectual Property enforcement. The document addresses the problem of rogue Internet pharmacies, and suggests that the Obama Administration will bolster IP enforcement as another tool to address the problem. Traditionally, much of the approach regarding rogue Internet pharmacies has been on…

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LegitScript challenges 60 fraudulent .NAME Internet pharmacies

This week, LegitScript challenged several hundred domain name registrations used by Rogue Internet pharmacies. One of the interesting dimensions to this week’s suspension requests was a new focus on 60 .NAME domains. What makes .NAME domains unique and interesting? Unlike .com, .info or any other domain names, .NAME domains are only supposed to be used…

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Microsoft, Yahoo to require NABP/VIPPS approval for Internet pharmacy ads

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy announced today that bing.com, Microsoft’s decision engine, will now require Internet pharmacies and any other website that facilitates the sale of prescription drugs to be accredited by the NABP as part of its Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (“VIPPS”) program. In February, Google updated its ad policy, becoming…

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Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies formed; launches website

Today, the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies, a new coalition of organizations committed to Internet pharmacy safety, launched its website. LegitScript is a founding member of the organization. ASOP seeks to represent all stakeholders who have an interest in protecting patient safety by preventing access to illegal online drug sellers and ensuring patient access to…

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LegitScript, Web of Trust announce partnership

LegitScript is pleased to announce a partnership with Web of Trust (WOT), a leading community-based safe surfing tool. MyWot’s mission is to give Internet users an active voice in identifying websites that are unsafe, fraudulent, or otherwise pose a risk to Internet users. (Especially users of browsers like Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer may…

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Report: Registrars told about forged pharmacy licenses

                  Today, LegitScript released a collaborative report discussing notifications to five Domain Name Registrars whose paid registration services are being used by rogue Internet pharmacies. Eleven of the Registrars we notified acted to prevent the use of their registration services by these rogue Internet pharmacies. Five declined…

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LegitScript to help Google implement Internet pharmacy ad policy

As some folks who follow the Internet pharmacy world may know, in February, Google announced an updated AdWords online advertising policy regarding Internet pharmacies. The search engine now requires that all Internet pharmacy and prescription drug advertisers targeting the US be accredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) as part of the…

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Foreign Internet Pharmacies: LegitScript’s Approach

We’ve seen a few posts here and there (on blogs and such) complaining that LegitScript doesn’t approve pharmacies outside of the United States, so by definition, any foreign pharmacy is considered “unapproved” or even “rogue”. That’s not LegitScript’s approach, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to clarify. First, it’s absolutely true that there are…

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LegitScript, SiteJabber announce expanded collaboration

LegitScript is pleased to annouce the next stage in our collaboration with SiteJabber.com, a leading consumer protection website that helps Internet users find sites they love, and avoid fraudulent or misleading websites. A few months ago, we launched a pilot project with SiteJabber.com, sharing our feed of legitimate pharmacy websites. That gave SiteJabber users additional…

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LegitScript Welcomes PetCareRx

LegitScript is glad to announce our approval of petcarerx.com, an animal (veterinary) online pharmacy headquartered in New York. As part of our approval process, we verified that petcarerx.com meets our eleven standards, which are recognized by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Our approval process for animal pharmacies is similar, but not identical, to…

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