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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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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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