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LegitScript Named one of “Top 100 Workplaces” in Oregon, Southwest Washington by Oregonian

I’m proud to report that LegitScript has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Oregon and SW Washington, based on employee surveys.

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LegitScript adds 1,000 rogue Internet pharmacies to database in January

The first of the year can be a slow period for many businesses, but Internet pharmacy criminal networks keep a steady pace. Throughout January, LegitScript’s analysts identified 1,075 Internet pharmacy websites that are potentially unsafe for Internet users and that we have designated as rogue. (We designated an additional 41 websites as unapproved, rather than…

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The Season of Giving: LegitScript Supports Worthy Causes

Amid the hustle-bustle of the holiday season, the LegitScript team pauses to think about the nonprofit organizations whose services are invaluable to our work and to our community. We then collectively decide where the company’s donation dollars should go. This year, LegitScript contributed to the following charities: Internet Archive: This organization focuses on Internet preservation…

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LegitScript Extends Comment Period for Our Proposed Standards for Online Optical Retailers

Are you involved in the online optical retail industry? No? Are you a concerned member of the public? No? Do you have eyes? Great! If you fall into any of the aforementioned categories, LegitScript wants to hear from you. As we announced in an earlier blog post, LegitScript is expanding its certification portfolio to include…

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LegitScript Seeking Comments on Proposed Standards for Internet Prescription Eyeglass Websites

LegitScript is pleased to announce that we will be launching a certification program for Internet-based sellers of prescription eyewear. In preparation for that, we are seeking input and comment regarding our certification standards. As background, most people know that “LegitScript Approved” is our mark for legitimate Internet pharmacies, not just in the US but —…

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Visa recommends LegitScript’s services in its Online Pharmacy Guide for Acquirers

LegitScript is pleased to announce that Visa recently released the Online Pharmacy Guide for Acquirers. We think it is important to recognize when organizations take a proactive approach to prevent merchants from operating rogue Internet pharmacies, and Visa has always been an active participant in the fight to prevent this potential danger to the public…

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LegitScript recognized in congressional hearing on illegal drug supply

The House Energy & Commerce Committee hosted a subcommittee hearing last month on fighting illegal drug supply chains, including rogue Internet pharmacies. We were pleased that LegitScript was mentioned as part of the solution on multiple occasions. In his opening statement, subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy quoted statistics from LegitScript including: nearly 97 percent of Internet “pharmacy”…

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LegitScript joins i2Coalition, continuing push for effective anti-abuse strategies

Note: This post originally appeared on i2coalition.com. We are excited to be on board in supporting i2Coalition in its mission to foster the growth and success of the Internet and the infrastructure industry. At LegitScript, we spend a lot of time fighting the underbelly of the Internet: rogue Internet pharmacies selling Vicodin or other drugs…

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New charity donations reflect LegitScript’s passions

Each year, LegitScript gives back to one or more nonprofit organizations whose services have an immeasurable impact on others or whose missions are aligned with the work we do. Our team, which has continued to grow over the past year, recently put our heads together to pick some worthy causes. The two groups we made…

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LegitScript makes Japanese newspaper Yomiuri

Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper recently published an article about LegitScript regarding our Internet monitoring methods. Japan has the second-largest pharmaceutical market in the world, after the United States. Over the past two years, LegitScript has closed more than 400 illegal Japanese-language websites selling prescription medicine in a way that violates Japanese laws and regulations, and puts…

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