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Why the FDA’s list of drugs under investigation is relevant to online pharmacies

Here’s a question: what does the FDA’s recent listing of prescription drugs with potential safety risks mean for Internet pharmacies? At first glance, not much. The current list of twenty prescription drugs doesn’t indicate the reasons that the FDA believes that the drugs warrant special scrutiny. And it doesn’t appear, overtly at least, to relate…

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A Moment of Levity: Online “Time Travel” Pharmacy

Evaluating online pharmacies is serious business, but occasionally we run across something worth having a laugh over. Online Time Travel Pharmacy promises that their pills “will help you time travel.” The pills are (will be?) shipped from India in the year 2395, but will arrive in the present. They do this, in part, because some…

Continue Reading ›, Part Two: Digging Deeper

Earlier this week, we blogged about Orlando Birbragher who was convicted (along with several others) in Federal court for his operation of rogue Internet pharmacy We determined that despite the fact that he is facing three to four years in prison, his website,, is registered to somebody with a similar name Andres Birbragher until…

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Report a Rogue Internet Pharmacy: LegitScript’s program shoots past 10,000

We sent out a reminder this morning about LegitScript’s feature that allows Internet users to report a rogue online pharmacy. So far, LegitScript’s visitors have helped push us past the 10,000 mark. (Yes, that means that we’ve documented more than 10,000 rogue online pharmacies!) How many rogue pharmacy websites exist in total? Nobody knows, but…

Continue Reading › Convicted Drug Dealer Still Owns Website

Here’s a conundrum: what to do with a rogue Internet pharmacy website after the registrant has been criminally convicted. On August 4, 2008, according to the US Department of Justice, Orlando Birbragher was convicted of running a rogue Internet pharmacy, He pled guilty to several crimes, including money laundering and conspiracy to illegally distribute…

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The “Nurhul Chee” network of online pharmacies

We just added over 300 online pharmacy websites to our “unapproved” list. All of these are part of the infamous Nurhul Chee Network. These websites don’t disclose their dispensing pharmacy and don’t require a valid prescription preceded by an in-person doctor’s exam. Additionally, we’ve had complaints about websites affiliated with this network sending out “spam…

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LegitScript welcomes

LegitScript is pleased to welcome several new online pharmacies over the next few weeks. Today, we’re glad to announce that has been reviewed and approved. Welcome, Triangle! Triangle Compounding is located in Cary, North Carolina, and is licensed or otherwise permitted to dispense prescription drugs in ten states. Something else we’re glad to note:…

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Online Pharmacies: Why Transparency is Paramount

Should online pharmacy website owners (“registrants”) be allowed to register the online pharmacy anonymously? Generally, LegitScript won’t approve a online pharmacy if the registration is anonymous, as we explain below. To back up a bit, when you buy a domain name (e.g., “”) you have to provide a name, address, telephone number, email, and so…

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Study: Traffic to Rogue Online Drug Sites Tripled From Last Year

MarkMonitor released a study yesterday suggesting that visits to rogue online drug sites have tripled over the last year. One third of the 2,986 websites the study reviewed saw nearly 100,000 visits daily. The company concedes that this isn’t a precise number, but used the Alexa website visitor ranking system to estimate traffic to sites…

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New Internet Pharmacy Law Blog Makes Debut

Benjamin Gluck of the Bird Marella law firm launched a blog back in May that’s a welcome addition to serious discourse on the Internet related to online pharmacies. Those concerned with online pharmacies might disagree with Mr. Gluck’s approach, as he defends (often successfully, we might add!) online pharmacy operators and associates accused of violating…

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