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New Supplement Website Certification Program Helps Sellers Reduce Advertising and E-commerce Disruptions

We’re pleased to announce today LegitScript’s newest certification program — one to certify the websites of dietary supplement sellers as a way for them to demonstrate credibility and regulatory compliance. Now, all US supplement manufacturers, resellers, and affiliates can apply through LegitScript to certify that their websites have been reviewed for problematic products, ingredients, and…

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Addiction Treatment Certification One Year In: Why It’s More Important Than Ever

LegitScript recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of our Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Certification program, and our certification team reflected on both the  lessons and accomplishments of this monumental program. As a member of the customer success team, I see firsthand the value our customers get out of certification. But more importantly,…

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CBD Confusion in Iowa Highlights the Difficulty in Navigating Local CBD Laws

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office recently reminded Iowans that cannabidiol (CBD) is still considered a controlled substance in the state despite the newly passed Iowa Hemp Act, which legalized the production of hemp containing less than 0.3% THC. The confusion has resulted in enforcement efforts to stop its sale, and it illustrates a larger legal…

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The Top Marketing Claims CBD Merchants and Manufacturers Should Avoid

One of the aspects of cannabidiol (CBD) sales that can attract regulatory scrutiny is the way in which merchants market their CBD products. In the past five years, the FDA has sent many warning letters to manufacturers and merchants of CBD products for claims that their products can prevent, cure, mitigate, or treat diseases. No…

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LegitScript Announces New CBD Certification Program

We’re happy to announce a new certification program for legally compliant CBD products and websites. Starting today, US manufacturers and merchants can apply through LegitScript to certify CBD products and websites that are in compliance with USDA, FDA, FTC, and DEA regulations, as well as state-specific laws. LegitScript is the global leader in merchant and…

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LegitScript Revises Pricing of Addiction Treatment Certification to Reflect Expanded Benefits and to Help Nonprofits Facing Hardship

Starting in July, drug and alcohol addiction treatment providers that are certified by LegitScript will see revised pricing that reflects expanded benefits and takes into consideration a new initiative to help certify nonprofit addiction treatment providers facing hardship. These changes reflect the improved experience of addiction treatment providers who are currently certified, and help level…

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Bing Adopts LegitScript Addiction Treatment Certification Standards

I’m happy to announce that, starting in March, Bing will require LegitScript certification for providers of drug and alcohol addiction treatment who want to advertise in the United States. The certification program, which launched in July 2018, is now recognized by Bing, Google, and Facebook for addiction treatment providers looking to advertise. According Melissa Alsoszatai-Petheo,…

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Why LegitScript Won’t Be in Attendance at This Week’s Treatment Center Investment & Valuation Retreat

LegitScript was scheduled this week to attend and speak at the Treatment Center Investment & Valuation Retreat in Scottsdale, Arizona. This national conference, which is organized by The Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare, brings together owners and senior executives from the addiction treatment and recovery community to meet with key members of the…

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National Recovery Month Highlights Addiction Treatment Progress

September’s National Recovery Month serves as a way to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can make a major impact on people’s quality of life. Now in its 29th year, the annual observance is organized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to increase awareness and understanding of…

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LegitScript Updates its Standards to Addiction Treatment Certification for Better Vetting

As our analysts and policy experts continue to work through applications for a diversity of addiction treatment facilities, we’ve become increasingly attuned to the types of behaviors and relationships that can be problematic in the addiction treatment industry. As we originally stated when we first announced the program in April, we’ll always be looking for…

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