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Over 70 “natural” supplements contain ingredient invented by Soviet scientists during the Cold War #YIKES

In late October, Oregon’s attorney general filed suit against GNC for knowingly selling dietary supplements that contain the impermissible supplement ingredients picamilon (aka pikatropin) and beta-methylphenethylamine (better known as BMPEA). LegitScript covered the dangers of BMPEA in a blog post this past May — but what, exactly, is picamilon? An all-natural component of the rare-but-beautiful […]

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Chinese Registrar BizCN Taking Stand Against Dangerous Fake Drug Sites

As we’ve noted before, rogue Internet pharmacies put a premium on finding a registrar who will provide them safe haven. Failing that, they’ll attempt to trick their registrar into believing that the Internet pharmacies aren’t doing anything wrong — or, perhaps, aren’t even online at all. BizCN, a China-based registrar that previously ranked in our […]

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LegitScript Named one of “Top 100 Workplaces” in Oregon, Southwest Washington by Oregonian

I’m proud to report that LegitScript has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Oregon and SW Washington, based on employee surveys.

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Final Verdict in Drug Sales Scheme — Case Closed?

Last Wednesday, the Department of Justice announced that Lena Lasher, one of the two pharmacists involved in a multimillion-dollar Internet pharmacy drug scheme we wrote about earlier, has been sentenced to three years in prison. Lasher was one of the two pharmacists — along with Peter Riccio, who has also been sentenced — involved in a scheme that […]

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Rogue Internet Pharmacy Shipping Analysis: How Do Illegal Drugs Get Into U.S. Commerce and Delivered to Customers?

How do illegal drugs get into US Commerce and Delivered to Customers? We did the research. The answer might surprise you.

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TotalCareMart.com, yet another CIPA- and Pharmacy-Checker approved online pharmacy, ordered to shut down

It’s deja vu all over again: yet another PharmacyChecker- and CIPA-approved online pharmacy isn’t really what it seems. TotalCareMart not really Canadian, ordered to shut down by Manitoba regulators.

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PharmacyChecker’s Tod Cooperman panics, claims “key manager” is only “consultant,” threatens libel suit

PharmacyChecker’s Tod Cooperman goes into panic mode, threatens media who have published information about indictment of one of his top people with a libel lawsuit. But in claiming that the indicted manager was just a “consultant,” is Cooperman lying?

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CanadaDrugs.com Indictment Exposes Fake Drug Sales, PharmacyChecker Role

The federal indictment of CanadaDrugs, its employees and a PharmacyChecker employee exposes a conspiracy to sell US patients counterfeit drugs. Ten things you should know about CanadaDrugs and PharmacyChecker.

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The Scary World of Powdered Caffeine

Coffee jitters happen to the best of us. One restless night can lead to multiple trips to the office coffee pot the next morning and, occasionally, a caffeine-induced anxious buzz in the afternoon. Although this jittery feeling is your body’s way of telling you to cool it on the dark stuff, the two cups of […]

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Advice for Investors: Know When Your Investment Includes an Illegal Online Pharmacy

When is a business investment a bad business investment? When it involves an illegal Internet pharmacy network that has been supplying unregulated, unapproved prescription medication globally for over 12 years. According to The Hindu BusinessLine, the investment banking firm Mape Advisory Group is co-financing a new venture (“Netmeds”), set to launch this week, from the Pradeep […]

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