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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 in early October. (Although it’s been silent…

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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, 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, with 108 websites, and ABSystems, with 61. (As previously noted in this blog, 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 was submitted to LegitScript by a member of the public who asked whether it was legitimate. In short, no — is not a legitimate Internet pharmacy. Here are the reasons this website…

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