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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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Rogue Internet Pharmacies and Fake FDA Agents

This morning in a remote Internet cafe somewhere, someone is accessing office email.  The location is busy and crowded.  Someone at a nearby table is talking loudly on a headset to a potential customer using Voice-Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) and his laptop.  His conversation hints he is in a formal office, but the chatter, scraping […]

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Stenva Corp. Internet Pharmacy Websites Classified as Rogue (with update)

UPDATE: About an hour after LegitScript posted this blog and tweeted about the Stenva Corp. network sites discussed below, Networking4All suspended the domains registered with its company. LegitScript applauds Networking4All’s swift action to ensure compliance with its Terms and Conditions and in the interest of Internet safety. (Note that not all of the rogue Internet […]

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The Safety of Biosimilars and FDA Regulation

LegitScript’s President, John Horton, recently submitted a guest blog regarding biologics (drugs made from living organisms) at the popular medical blog kevinmd.com. At issue: …the safety standards to which “biosimilars” — copycat version of the original biologics — will be held by the FDA. The guest blog discusses the debate occurring in Washington, D.C. over the safety standards […]

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ROGUE ALERT: Why XLPharmacy.com is unsafe and illegal

Unlike spam Internet pharmacies, which tend to pop up and get shut down within days, some rogue Internet pharmacy owners have gone to great lengths to establish a stable Internet presence, recruiting affiliates and customers, avoiding spam and finding “safe haven” Registrars and ISPs that knowingly tolerate and even protect illegal and medically dangerous activity. […]

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LegitScript Submits rogue .UK Internet pharmacies to Nominet

LegitScript has submitted a letter to Nominet, the registry that oversees the .uk top-level domain space, regarding Nominet’s policies on rogue Internet pharmacies. The letter was in response to Nominet’s comment process regarding how .uk domain names engaged in criminal activities should be dealt with. Along with our letter, we notified Nominet about 100 rogue Internet pharmacies […]

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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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National Flu Vaccination Week: Keeping a Step Ahead of the Rogue “Best Products Solution Limited” Network

The week of December 5-11 has been designated National Influenza Vaccination Week by the Center for Disease Control(CDC). Last year, during the 2009-2010 flu season there was much concern over the possibility of a worldwide pandemic caused by the H1N1 swine flu virus. Rogue Internet pharmacies and their suppliers sought to take advantage of vaccine shortage fears […]

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Thinking Through Rogue Affiliate Pharmacy Networks

How does LegitScript keep track of roughly 50,000 current or former rogue Internet pharmacies? We’ve found that the key to the rogue Internet pharmacy world – indeed, the key to much illegal and infringing activity on the Internet – is affiliate pharmacy networks. What are affiliate networks? In short, affiliate networks are groups of websites […]

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