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LegitScript Standard #4: Pharmacy Location

Next up in our discussion of LegitScript standards is a seemingly simple, but very important standard. Standard 4: Pharmacy location. The pharmacy must be domiciled in the United States. What does it mean? It may seem self-explanatory, but we’ve actually had a lot of inquiries about this being one of the standards we use to […]

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LegitScript Standard #3: Prior Discipline

Continuing the discussion of the standards LegitScript uses to approve safe online pharmacies, we’ll talk about our third standard. Standard 3: Prior discipline. The pharmacy and its pharmacist-in-charge must not have been subject to significant recent and/or repeated disciplinary sanctions. What does it mean? This standard addresses a pharmacy’s history of adhering to safe medical […]

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Meds-Easy Network Gets Terminated

More good news: the entire Meds-Easy network (except for a couple of straggler affiliates) has now been shut down. Meds-Easy.com was the main website; there were about 70 affiliates in total. The Meds-Easy network was one of the worst: it was selling Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and other controlled substances without requiring a prescription. Meds-Easy was run […]

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LegitScript Standard #2: DEA Registration

Continuing with our latest blog project- letting you know why LegitScript is the best place to find safe online pharmacies- here’s our spiel on LegitScript Standard #2: Standard II: DEA registration. The pharmacy, if dispensing controlled substances, must be registered with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). What does it mean? First, a word about […]

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LegitScript Standard #1: Pharmacy Licensure

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be going into detail about each of the eleven standards we use to determine if an online pharmacy is “legit”. To start things off, here’s an explanation of our first standard. Standard I: Pharmacy Licensure. The pharmacy must be licensed or registered in good standing to operate a […]

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LegitScript Announces Revised Standards

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve updated our Internet pharmacy standards. As before, our standards continue to be recognized by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). The revisions aren’t earth-shattering: they are mostly the same as our earlier standards, with some changes in language and codification of existing policies. Over the next few […]

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Internet Drug Dealers Raided In 9 Countries

! The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) of Britain has announced the successful raid of several rogue online prescription drug peddlers. The raid, coordinated by INTERPOL, occurred last Wednesday and targeted web-based operations in nine countries that were selling prescription-only medications without the proper authority to do so. The sites offered medications for […]

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Bye Bye, WestCoastDrugs.com

Right after we took down those 500 websites we just blogged about, we added another into the mix: WestCoastDrugs.com, which was advertising through Shopping.com. Here’s the interesting thing about WestCoastDrugs.com: if you went to their homepage, you only found non-controlled substance prescription drugs. But through Shopping.com, they were advertising controlled substances like Meridia, a weight-loss […]

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LegitScript Terminates Nearly 500 Rogue Internet Pharmacies and Steroid Websites

We’re pleased to announce the largest Internet pharmacy website shutdown in our history: nearly 500 rogue Internet prescription drug or steroid websites, terminated. These include websites like: Steroids-Pharmacy.com and Advanced-Stealth.com, which sold anabolic steroids, Schedule III Controlled Substances, without requiring a prescription, from overseas. Diettabs.net and MedicationsStock.com, part of the Meds-Easy network, which offers some […]

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LegitScript Laugh-O-Meter: Five Funniest Online Pharmacy Names

In the middle of verifying the legitimate Internet pharmacies and exposing the illicit ones, we like to take some time now and then to chuckle about some pretty funny domain names for Internet pharmacies. So here’s the beginning of a tradition: Every year, we’ll release our Top Five Funniest Rogue Internet Pharmacies. Here’s the top […]

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