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Rogue Internet Pharmacy Shipping Analysis: How Do Illegal Drugs Get Into U.S. Commerce and Delivered to Customers?

How do illegal drugs get into US Commerce and Delivered to Customers? We did the research. The answer might surprise you.

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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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Meizi Evolution Botanical Slimming joins list of products containing sibutramine

The Therapeutic Goods Administration, an Australian regulatory body, last week warned against the use of Meizi Evolution Botanical Slimming, a diet product that TGA tested and found to contain undeclared sibutramine. TGA recommends that anyone using Meizi Evolution stop taking the capsules immediately and return unused portions to a pharmacy for safe disposal. Despite being pulled […]

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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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LegitScript partners with INTERPOL, Operation Pangea in shutting down rogue online pharmacies

LegitScript is pleased to join with INTERPOL, the US Food and Drug Administration, the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and more than 100 law enforcement and regulatory agencies in announcing the results of Operation Pangea, an “international week of action” aimed at reducing the threat posed by the sale of falsified medicines over […]

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Is It Safe? Introducing LegitScript Healthcare Product Search

Ever wonder if those diet pills you saw advertised online are safe? What about the “100% natural sexual enhancement” supplements? Now there’s a place you can go to find out. LegitScript is pleased to roll out a new search feature (in beta): LegitScript Healthcare Product Search, available on our home page. This is the world’s […]

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USAToday article references 33 Drugs affiliate

A USAToday article referenced a 33 Drugs marketing affiliate, bestcds.info, in discussing rogue online pharmacies. As we commonly see, “Carl” of bestcds.info claimed that his website was legitimate: “…a representative from one U.K. and Canadian-based online pharmacy, BestCDS.info, maintained its products were legitimate, and said it required faxed prescriptions from consumers. The manager, who said […]

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Biosimilar and Counterfeit Meds: When Do They Become Dangerous?

Catch the Huffington Post blog by John Horton, LegitScript’s President: Biosimilar and Counterfeit Meds: When do they become dangerous? Biologics are a relatively new type of medicine. Unlike non-biologics such as Lipitor or Nexium, which are from chemicals and can be reproduced into identical “generics,” biologics are made from living organisms (e.g., blood, vampire bat […]

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Maui News Gets it Wrong on Unapproved Drugs

In an op-ed over the holiday season (Government Protecting Us, December 27, 2010), the Maui News Editorial Board incorrectly argues that the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) decision to grant exclusivity to the drug company that makes Colcyrs (the only FDA-approved version of colchicine, an anti-gout drug) constitutes “outrageous waste — if not fraud.” Although Maui News’s larger […]

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Drugs made from vampire bat saliva? Biologics hold promise, but we must put patient safety first

LegitScript’s President, a HuffingtonPost.com contributing blogger, published a blog yesterday entitled “Biologics: Are Unsafe Drugs an ‘Acceptable Risk?’ FDA Should Say No”. The topic is biologics, which are drugs made from living organisms. Examples include Abraxane, a chemical wrapped in human proteins, used as a treatment for breast cancer. (As to the title of this […]

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