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LegitScript Study: DEA Not Adequately Enforcing Online Pharmacy Law

LegitScript.com has released a detailed report assessing the DEA’s implementation of the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act (RHA). The federal law, which was introduced by Sens. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL), took effect in 2009, and was designed to give the DEA new authority to address “rogue” Internet pharmacies selling controlled substances […]

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The Facebook – WOT Deal: How it will help fight against rogue Internet pharmacies

LegitScript’s President, John Horton, recently blogged about the recent agreement announced by Facebook and Web of Trust.  Catch the blog at the Huffington Post. LegitScript announced its own partnership with the Web of Trust some time ago. LegitScript provides WOT with our feed of legitimate (highly trusted) and rogue (bad apple) Internet pharmacies. We don’t have the […]

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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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Update: HealthAffiliatesNetwork / 121Doc removes US as shipping option, returned to “unapproved” status

Following our recent blog outlining the reasons that we re-designated HealthAffiliatesNetwork / 121Doc as rogue Internet pharmacies, the network has agreed to remove the US as a shipping option from its affiliated pharmacy websites. We appreciate the modification. Pending our continuing review of the affiliate networks’ compliance with prescription and drug safety requirements in the […]

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HealthAffiliatesNetwork / 121Doc affiliates re designated as rogue Internet pharmacies

NOTE: Following publication of the blog below, 121Doc/HealthAffiliatesNetwork agreed to remove the US as a destination shipping option for all of its websites. They also removed text from the 121Doc.com website indicating (incorrectly) that the drugs are FDA-approved. LegitScript has accordingly modified the legitimacy classification to “unapproved” as opposed to “rogue” pending our continuing review […]

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LegitScript helping implement Google Product Search policies for prescription drugs

Last year, LegitScript announced that we would be helping Google implement its updated online advertising policy regarding Internet pharmacies. We’re pleased to announce that our role has been expanded to helping monitor Google Product Search (also known as Google Shopping, and formerly known as froogle.com) for shopping results related to prescription drugs and other regulated […]

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KrebsOnSecurity and Rx-Promotion: A deep dive into a top rogue Rx network

For those who track Internet crime or the online pharmacy world, few networks are more ubiquitous and overtly criminal than the Russian Rx-Promotion affiliate network, which sells controlled substances like OxyContin, Vicodin and Xanax without a prescription. LegitScript has documented over 2,200 primary (non-spam) Rx-Promotion affiliates, some of which are now offline, while others remain […]

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Blog: LegitScript one of top “20 Useful Pharmaceutical Search Engines”

LegitScript got a nice shout-out earlier this week from the folks over at onlineultrasoundschool.com, a blog that focuses on general health, medicine, pregnancy and parenting. Earlier this week, the blog took a look at “20 Useful Pharmaceutical Search Engines,” listing LegitScript.com in the Number Two slot. (The top eight were listed alphabetically.) LegitScript appreciates the […]

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Dietary supplements online? It’s good to be careful there, too

The holidays have come and gone; Valentine chocolates are a memory. For some people, it is time to start a new diet to lose unwanted pounds of holiday cheer. The weight-loss industry is a multi-billion dollar business in the US.  There are many options available to dieters, ranging from exercise, meal planning, and emotional support […]

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Reporting a Rogue to LegitScript: What We’re Looking For

Every day, LegitScript receives anywhere from dozens to hundreds of complaints or reports regarding suspected rogue Internet pharmacies. (If you are someone who has been letting us know about these websites, Thanks!) But what kind of information are we looking for? First, we know that submitting reports about these websites takes time and effort, so […]

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