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LegitScript Gives Back

Amid all of the holiday cheer, family, friends, and food that surround us at this time of year, it can be easy to get caught up in the end of year rush. But, it’s also a good time to take a moment and reflect on the year gone by. It’s been a busy year here…

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Washington Times OpEd on Rogue Internet Drug Sellers

An OpEd featured in yesterday’s Washington Times speaks to the continued dangers posed by rogue online pharmacies. The piece tells the story of three patients harmed by the drugs they purchased online from unlicensed, unregulated “pharmacies”. One patient died. This is a good reminder to all of us here at LegitScript that there is still…

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LegitScript on HuffPost: Could a Pharmacy Monopoly Affect Your Healthcare?

Mention antitrust at a cocktail party, and you’ll probably end up drinking alone. But antitrust has important implications for consumers: “monopolistic behavior” — that is, the type of control that a company with excessive market share can exercise over thatmarket — is bad for consumers in that it artificially drives up prices and deprives them…

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After LegitScript blog, atlanticdrugs.com and chantix-buy.com go offline

A few days ago, we blogged about inaccurate information posted on chantix-buy.com, a self-described affiliate of long-time rogue Internet pharmacy atlanticdrugs.com. Just a few hours after we posted this information, both websites were taken offline, and atlanticdrugs.com‘s domain name registration information was edited. The background. AtlanticDrugs.com, which has long been a highly visible Internet pharmacy, initially…

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Getting off LegitScript’s “rogue” list – it isn’t difficult

If you’re an Internet pharmacy and are on LegitScript’s “rogue” (or, alternatively, “unapproved”) Internet pharmacy list, how can you get off it? It’s not hard. You just need to be in compliance with the laws and regulations where you operate, and anywhere that you offer to ship prescription drugs to. Let’s say that you are…

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chantix-buy.com: If it’s lying about one thing…

LegitScript has designated chantix-buy.com as a rogue Internet pharmacy. Among many other reasons, the website is falsely implying that compliant with standards required by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). The NABP is the impartial organization that represents pharmacy regulators (Boards and Colleges of Pharmacy) in the US, Canada and their counterparts in…

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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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LegitScript on CircleID: Implications of Google-USDOJ settlement for Registrars

Note: This blog was originally posted on CircleID.com, a popular blog and forum dealing with Internet infrastructure. In the wake of Google’s settlement with the Department of Justice for permitting advertising by illegal online pharmacies, what are the legal implications for Domain Name Registrars and ISPs in the US and elsewhere? In short, if you’re a…

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Internet pharmacies added to LegitScript 08-18-2011 through 08-22-2011

LegitScript added the following Internet pharmacies to our database on August 18th through 23rd: most are rogue, while a few are unapproved or unverified. Interesting to see rogue Internet pharmacies like primerxstore.com, an affiliate of Private-Partners, a criminal network that has pretended to be inactive but is still in operation. Name Approval Network onlinemedico.com rogue…

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Rogue Online Pharmacies and the Japanese Market

Japanese law states that it’s illegal to sell prescription drugs without a valid prescription. (Article 49, Pharmaceutical Affairs Law.) Like most places, a physician must examine the patient before issuing a prescription. (Article 20, Medical Practitioners Law.)

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