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Rogue pharmacies identified 11/5-11/9

There were 254 new entries to LegitScript’s database of pharmacy websites for the week of Nov. 5. Most of the sites are unapproved or rogue Internet pharmacies, and once again, ABSystems, dba yournamemonkey.com, is at the top of the rogues list. Its registration services were used for 49 of the 254 domain names. LegitScript will […]

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Bee pollen pills, ladybug bath salts have landed in LegitScript’s product database

Trendy “bee pollen” and “green coffee” weight loss supplements, some of which have been recalled in the US and elsewhere because of safety concerns, are just a few of the more than 200 products recently added to LegitScript’s searchable database. One of the bee pollen products — Classic Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen Capsules, marketed as a […]

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Rogue pharmacies identified 10/29-11/2

LegitScript’s analysts added 407 unapproved Internet pharmacies to our database last week. Of those websites, all but nine are also classified as rogue Internet pharmacies. ABSystems, a “rogue registrar” that is inextricably linked with the RxPayouts Internet pharmacy network, accounts for 28 percent of the domain names that are new to our database, and the majority of […]

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Rogue pharmacies identified 10/8-10/12

Last week, LegitScript added 349 websites to the database, 94% of which were rogue pharmacies or steroid sellers. The top two registrars of these new domain names were Internet.bs, with 108 websites, and ABSystems, with 61. (As previously noted in this blog, Internet.bs is doing an outstanding job with Internet compliance related to online pharmacies, […]

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Real or rogue? Ask LegitScript’s team

Quite often, LegitScript receives feedback via our website from people reporting rogue Internet pharmacies or ones that seem illicit. Recently, the website rxmeds.tk was submitted to LegitScript by a member of the public who asked whether it was legitimate. In short, no — rxmeds.tk is not a legitimate Internet pharmacy. Here are the reasons this website […]

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Rogue pharmacies identified 10/1-10/5

LegitScript’s analysts added 375 websites to the database last week. We identified more than 130 websites with Russian registrars, with the three most active being Reg.ru (47 sites), NAUNET-REG (34) and R01-Reg (27). More than one-third of all the sites added, nearly all of which are rogue pharmacies, have Russian registrars. Not surprisingly, the Russian networks […]

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Rogue pharmacies identified 9/24-9/28

LegitScript’s analysts added 568 websites — 96% of which are rogue pharmacies — to the database between Sept. 24 and 28. Rogue registrar ABSystems is responsible for 53.9% of the sites, and all but two of those belong to the Pill Program network of rogue Internet pharmacies. The next most popular registrar has a relatively […]

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Designer drugs under scrutiny in the online marketplace

After banning opiates in the 1920s, the United States saw the manufacturing of “designer drugs,” products intended to imitate opiates’ psychosomatic effects, for the first time. These products — which today include dried plant material sprayed with chemicals, synthetic hallucinogens and cathinones, opiate chemical compounds and other potentially fatal substances — have now been banned […]

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Rogue online pharmacies identified 9/17-9/21

LegitScript staff identified 132 rogue Internet pharmacies between Sept. 17 and 21. The biggest network showing is Rx-Partners, with 32 new pharmacies added to our database. Interestingly, 13 of those Rx-Partners websites — all selling erectile dysfunction drugs — were registered by the same person or people through Rebel.com, a Canadian domain name registrar, on […]

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Buying abortion pills online carries risks

A recent article in The Irish Independent warns women of the dangers of buying so-called abortion pills online, citing the bleeding, infection and other risks of the unsupervised use of these drugs, known as abortifacients. In my work as a certified obstetrics registered nurse and part-time analyst for LegitScript, this issue has recently caught my attention. […]

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