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LegitScript featured on STOPfakes.gov

STOPfakes.gov, an initiative to protect intellectual property rights in the global marketplace, has included LegitScript among its pharmaceutical resources for consumers and businesses — highlighting the online pharmacy legitimacy checker on our home page. The US government launched StopFakes.gov to provide tools for consumers, companies, government officials and the public in the battle against counterfeit […]

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Pharmatheke branches out to Japan

The rogue Internet pharmacy network Pharmatheke, which operates hundreds of websites that ship medications to customers in many parts of the world but mainly focuses on the German market, has made a foray into Japan. The website genericcialis-japan.com, launched in April, targets Japanese customers and sells several Cialis products, including unapproved “generic” (and “generika”) versions as […]

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How illicit online pharmacies misuse GPhC Internet pharmacy registration

Pharmacies in the United Kingdom, including those that sell medicines online, must register with the General Pharmaceutical Council, the regulatory body that sets standards for pharmacy owners and maintains a registry of pharmacy professionals in the UK. Like the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and LegitScript in the US, the GPhC administers a seal […]

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Turkey’s policies on Internet pharmacies

Note: This is part of a series of overviews of drug policies and regulations in countries outside the United States as they relate to Internet drug sales. In LegitScript’s day-to-day operations evaluating the legitimacy of Internet pharmacies, our analysts monitor websites and advertisements in countries around the world — and our classification standards extend to […]

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Turkiyenin Internet eczaneleri hakkındaki yönetmeliği

Bu Amerika Birleşik Devletleri dışındaki ülkelerde Internet ilaç satış ve yönetmeliklere ilişkin ilaç politikasına genel bakışın bir seri parçasıdır. LegitScript’in günlük operasyonlarında Internet eczanelerinin meşruiyetini değerlendirmekte ve analistlerimiz dünya genelindeki ülkelerde web sitelerini ve reklamlarını izlemekteyiz — ve bizim sınıflandırma standartları bu ülkelerin yürürlükteki kanun ve yönetmeliklerini kapsıyor. Türkiye’de ilaçların satışını kim kontrol etmektedir? Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Sağlık Bakanlığı (TCSB) […]

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Bath salts and other ‘legal highs’ are just as risky as traditional illegal drugs, if not more

While all illegal drugs have undesirable, dangerous and sometimes severe consequences, it’s also clear that they’re not fatal across the board. Because of this, it can be easy to dismiss the recent horror stories regarding “legal highs” — including drugs known as “bath salts,” “spice” or “herbal incense” — as exaggerations designed to sell newspapers […]

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Israel’s policies on Internet pharmacies

Note: This is the first in a series of overviews of drug policies and regulations in countries outside the United States as they relate to Internet-based pharmaceutical sales. In LegitScript’s day-to-day operations evaluating the legitimacy of Internet pharmacies, our analysts monitor websites and advertisements in countries around the world — and our classification standards extend […]

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מדיניות משרד הבריאות הישראלי בנושא בתי מרקחת מקוונים

הערה: זוהי הכתבה הראשונה מתוך סדרה של סקירות בינלאומיות בנושא רגולצייה פארמצבאטית בתחום האינטרנט. ביום יום, LegitScript עוסקת בבקרת והערכת בתי מרקחת מקוונים. האנליסטים בחברה, סוקרים את אתרי האינטרנט ומודעות האינטרנט הרלוונטיות בשפות השונות ומסווגים אותם לפי שיטת המיון (classification standarts) של החברה. שיטת המיון מיושמת ומותאמת לתחומי שיפוט במדינות השונות וברחבי העולם.   שירותי מערכת הבריאות […]

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‘Tis the season for … discount meds?

As we approach the end of the year, we couldn’t help but notice that rogue Internet pharmacies are using the holiday season to appear friendly and legitimate — by suggesting that Christmas is a time for togetherness and also ordering prescription pills online. Below are screen shots of our favorite incarnations of the “happy holidays” […]

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Rogue pharmacies identified 12/3-12/7

LegitScript’s analysts recently added 345 new websites to our database. These include a new batch of websites belonging to the BestKusuri rogue Internet pharmacy network, many of which were created last month. The network evidently is sticking with “kenko”-named websites, which it gravitated toward after LegitScript shut down bestkusuri.com in early October. (Although it’s been silent […]

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