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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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“Psst! Hey kid, I’m an affiliate marketer. Want some drugs?”

The Industry Standard reports that a former Internet pharmacy affiliate marketer named Mike Geiger was a featured speaker at the WebbyConnect conference a few weeks ago. The Standard says that Gieger: used to have what sounded like a thriving side business setting up sites that sent affiliate traffic to illicit pharmaceutical sites. The Standard reports […]

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ICANN terminates Domain Name Registrar Sponsoring Rogue Internet Pharmacies

The International Commission for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has terminated rogue Internet pharmacy sponsor ESTDomains. That’s great news, and it’s big. EST Domains is a huge sponsor of rogue Internet pharmacies. Of the domain name registrars that we track, it’s probably number two or number three, depending on how you calculate it. But let’s […]

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Questions and Answers on LegitScript’s Termination of Steroids Websites

Mesomorphosis.com, a steroid law reform website, emailed us with some questions about our request to GoDaddy and other US-based registrars to terminate some steroids websites. (See Mesomorphosis’ blog on the same topic.) Most, but not all, of the websites were terminated. Mesomorphosis asked some great questions, and we’re happy to answer them below. (NOTE: We […]

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The Economy and Prescription Drugs

These days, the economy affects just about every aspect of our lives. The big decisions, like buying a new car or trying to get that small business loan, are being shelved while we wait for friendlier financial times. And increasingly, the smaller, everyday decisions are getting more scrutiny as our collective wallet tightens. One of […]

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