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Get to know LegitScript in 37signals’ Bootstrapped blog series

If you’ve ever wondered who we are and how we work — and what our office mascot, Parker, looks like — check out this new article from Signal vs. Noise. For its series Bootstrapped, Profitable & Proud, 37signals profiled LegitScript from our early underdog status through our evolution to a multilingual staff of 30-plus, working with […]

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New Internet pharmacy findings in NABP report: falsified VIPPS accreditations, fake medicines

A recent report from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy outlines the deceptive practices of the majority of Internet pharmacies in the online healthcare marketplace. After reviewing 10,533 pharmacy websites over the last quarter, NABP found that a number of Internet drug sellers were falsely claiming to be accredited by NABP’s VIPPS program. Of […]

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Find LegitScript on Twitter to report suspicious Internet pharmacies

We recently added a handful of rogue Internet pharmacy domain names to our database after a tip from a Twitter user. All the websites reported to us are being linked to from a hijacked law firm website and have .pl and .ru TLDs. The websites are operated by the criminal network EVApharmacy and use a […]

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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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