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PharmacyChecker’s Tod Cooperman panics, claims “key manager” is only “consultant,” threatens libel suit

PharmacyChecker’s Tod Cooperman goes into panic mode, threatens media who have published information about indictment of one of his top people with a libel lawsuit. But in claiming that the indicted manager was just a “consultant,” is Cooperman lying?

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CanadaDrugs.com Indictment Exposes Fake Drug Sales, PharmacyChecker Role

The federal indictment of CanadaDrugs, its employees and a PharmacyChecker employee exposes a conspiracy to sell US patients counterfeit drugs. Ten things you should know about CanadaDrugs and PharmacyChecker.

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Advice for Investors: Know When Your Investment Includes an Illegal Online Pharmacy

When is a business investment a bad business investment? When it involves an illegal Internet pharmacy network that has been supplying unregulated, unapproved prescription medication globally for over 12 years. According to The Hindu BusinessLine, the investment banking firm Mape Advisory Group is co-financing a new venture (“Netmeds”), set to launch this week, from the Pradeep…

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LegitScript CEO’s Testimony Before US House Judiciary Committee on ICANN, Internet Pharmacy Crime, Momentous and Crazy8Domains

I testified before the US House Judiciary Committee today. The topic of the hearing: ICANN and how to ensure trust and accountability in the operation of the Internet. For those who are interested, my testimony is available on the US House Judiciary Committee website. I swung the bat pretty hard at ICANN Compliance, and highlighted…

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LegitScript Approves First Prescription Eyeglasses Website

LegitScript is pleased to announce that aclens.com is now a LegitScript iCareRx certified prescription eyeglass retailer. LegitScript recently launched the iCareRx certification program for online eyeglass retailers, which aims to assist customers in finding safe and legitimate sellers of prescription eyeglasses.The online market for prescription eyeglasses is growing, with several online retailers to choose from — not all of which…

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In Illegal Online Drug Sales Scheme, Does Pharmacist’s Punishment Fit the Crime?

It’s a basic principle of criminal justice theory: the punishment for criminal activity should equate to or exceed the benefit the criminal received from the criminal activity. A key reason for this is to deter other would-be criminals and make them think twice. That’s especially true for pharmacists and physicians involved in supporting rogue Internet…

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LegitScript Releases Complimentary Internet Pharmacy Guide for Registrars and Registries

We’ve released a complimentary guide for domain name registrars and registries about how to respond to abuse complaints regarding rogue Internet pharmacies, including a summary of applicable laws and regulations in key countries around the world.

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More Rogues and Ninjas (Yes, Ninjas) Invade LegitScript Database

In February, LegitScript’s analysts added a staggering 2,232 rogue Internet pharmacies and 35 rogue steroid websites to our database. The Internet pharmacies include hundreds of Japanese-language websites and a significant number of .ru websites that have pharmaceutical content in English and are likely used in spam emails. Our Web-savvy team also recently came across two…

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About iCareRx, LegitScript’s New Certification Program for Eyeglass Sellers

If you have a valid prescription for eyeglasses and want to comparison shop and fill your prescription online, there are a number of websites where you can do so safely and legally.

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The Strange WHOIS Saga of OzPills

Question: Can dead people register domain names? Answer: Yes, if you run the OzPills Internet pharmacy network. On the Internet, there aren’t many rules. One of the few, however, is that domain name registration (WHOIS) records are not supposed to be falsified. Engaging in WHOIS falsification to the extreme is ozpills.com, a website classified by LegitScript…

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