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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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New rogue online pharmacies identified 8/16-8/17

LegitScript staff identified the following rogue Internet pharmacies on the 16th and 17th of August. (Several of these are thanks to notifications visitors to legitscript.com. Thanks!) Internet users should be advised not to use these Internet pharmacies, which sell unregulated medicines, do not require a prescription, and are not duly licensed pharmacies. As indicated below, […]

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Internet pharmacies added to LegitScript database 8/15/11

Virtually every day, LegitScript staff review dozens or even hundreds of Internet pharmacies and add them to our database. In some cases, we report those websites that are “rogue” to advertising programs (if applicable); other times, we report them to Registrars and ISPs. Yesterday, we added 113 pharmacy websites to LegitScript’s database — a fairly […]

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Internet pharmacy news roundup

Quite a bit going on in the Internet pharmacy world…and a few things are new on the legitscript.com website as well. Here’s a smattering of news and updates. We’ve made a few small changes on legitscript.com over the last few days. The most relevant one for our users is that the affiliate network that an […]

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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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