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Have you been harmed or defrauded by an Internet pharmacy? Tell LegitScript about it

As we roll into 2010, LegitScript wants to encourage Internet users to report Internet pharmacies to us that have engaged in illegal, fraudulent or sketchy behavior. In addition to the list of legitimate online pharmacies that we have verified meet our standards for legality, safety and transparency, we identify and monitor online pharmacies that violate […]

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LegitScript welcomes new legitimate online pharmacies

LegitScript is pleased that our database of legitimate pharmacy websites is growing. Over the last few weeks, we’ve added about fifty online pharmacies that meet LegitScript standards, which are recognized by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Among the websites that we’ve verified are SmartPakEquine, which is a leading supplier of veterinary medications and […]

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FDA strikes blow at Rx-Commission

The Food and Drug Administration announced today that it sent warning letters out regarding about 136 rogue Internet pharmacies. So far, over half of them have been shut down by the domain name registrars. LegitScript’s review of these websites indicated that most or all are part of a network that goes by the name Rx-Commission. […]

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LegitScript launches partnership with SiteJabber

At LegitScript, we’re excited about a new partnership with a great company called SiteJabber. Have you ever wanted to know what other people think about a website? Interesting in hearing about others’ experiences, both good and bad? Want to make sure that a website isn’t fraudulent, or have terrible customer service? SiteJabber.com is emerging as […]

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Industry Trends: EvaPharmacy, 33Drugs (DrugRevenue) emerge as major Internet threats

Criminal affiliate pharmacy networks DrugRevenue (aka 33Drugs) and EvaPharmacy are emerging as major threats to Internet users and prescription drug safety, beginning to eclipse even well-known rogue Internet pharmacy empire GlavMed. Meanwhile, an as-yet unknown network that is possibly an outcrop of Meds-Easy is actively marketing dangerous controlled substances from Pakistan and other countries. Both […]

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LegitScript op-ed published in Houston Chronicle

LegitScript’s primary focus is on Internet pharmacies. However, today, the Houston Chronicle published an op-ed by LegitScript President John Horton talking about a related problem: the growth of the “celebrity-overdose club” from prescription drug abuse. Using Anna Nicole Smith and Michael Jackson as examples, the op-ed says that prescription drug abuse figures are alarming. Let’s […]

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Why “Canadian” Internet Pharmacies Aren’t What They Seem

One of the most important misperceptions about Internet pharmacies is that if a “Canadian Internet pharmacy” has been verified as possessing a Canadian pharmacy license, that it must be acting legally and safely, and that the drugs must be coming from Canada. After all, drugs “from Canada” are just as safe as drugs here in […]

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American Pharmacists Association Statement in Support of LegitScript Report

The American Pharmacists Association released a statement today in support of LegitScript’s and KnujOn’s report on rogue Internet pharmacy Yahoo! advertisements. The statement says: The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) applauds the efforts of LegitScript and KnujOn to bring attention to the threat posed to patient safety by sponsored search engine results for rogue Internet pharmacies […]

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NABP, CASA release statement regarding LegitScript report

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University have each released a statement regarding LegitScript’s and KnujOn’s report on Yahoo-sponsored rogue Internet pharmacy websites. The NABP’s statement calls on Yahoo! and other search engines: …to hold advertisers selling prescription medications accountable to the same laws […]

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LegitScript Report: Most Bing.com Internet Pharmacy Advertisers Fail to Adhere to Legal Requirements

Today, we released the first in a series of reports. Our first report is about Microsoft, and how rogue Internet pharmacies are being allowed to participate in its online advertising program for bing.com. What is our report fundamentally about? Well, bing.com displays online advertisements (at the top and right side of the page) when you conduct […]

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