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LegitScript CEO’s Testimony Before US House Judiciary Committee on ICANN, Internet Pharmacy Crime, Momentous and Crazy8Domains

I testified before the US House Judiciary Committee today. The topic of the hearing: ICANN and how to ensure trust and accountability in the operation of the Internet. For those who are interested, my testimony is available on the US House Judiciary Committee website. I swung the bat pretty hard at ICANN Compliance, and highlighted […]

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DMBA and BMPEA: Wonder No Longer About the Nefarious Cousins of Banned Ingredient DMAA

If you aren’t purchasing food that’s all natural, chances are you don’t recognize all of the ingredients listed on the labeling. If you live in the US, you may see potassium bromade among the ingredients in Wonder Bread and assume it’s just an integral part of the reason why Wonder Bread inspires such wonder. Unfortunately, […]

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Cover All the Bases When Shopping for Dietary Supplements: A High-Profile Cautionary Tale

The Green Monster is the nickname for the 37-foot left field wall in Boston’s Fenway Park, a towering barrier that stands the highest in all Major League Baseball parks. Hitting a home run over the Green Monster is a feat accomplished only by ballplayers who possess an extreme amount of power. During the 1990s, the […]

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LegitScript Approves First Prescription Eyeglasses Website

LegitScript is pleased to announce that aclens.com is now a LegitScript iCareRx certified prescription eyeglass retailer. LegitScript recently launched the iCareRx certification program for online eyeglass retailers, which aims to assist customers in finding safe and legitimate sellers of prescription eyeglasses.The online market for prescription eyeglasses is growing, with several online retailers to choose from — not all of which […]

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Another PharmacyChecker-Approved Internet Pharmacy Gets Indicted

Yet another supposedly legitimate PharmacyChecker-approved Internet pharmacy gets indicted, underscoring the extent to which PharmacyChecker has been a critical partner in various allegedly illegal online pharmacies’ business and advertising strategies.

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In Illegal Online Drug Sales Scheme, Does Pharmacist’s Punishment Fit the Crime?

It’s a basic principle of criminal justice theory: the punishment for criminal activity should equate to or exceed the benefit the criminal received from the criminal activity. A key reason for this is to deter other would-be criminals and make them think twice. That’s especially true for pharmacists and physicians involved in supporting rogue Internet […]

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LegitScript Releases Complimentary Internet Pharmacy Guide for Registrars and Registries

We’ve released a complimentary guide for domain name registrars and registries about how to respond to abuse complaints regarding rogue Internet pharmacies, including a summary of applicable laws and regulations in key countries around the world.

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Tainted Supplements Galore: FDA Warns Public About Risky Products

In the past 10 days, the FDA has issued more than 25 public notifications regarding tainted supplements — all of which contain one or more undeclared ingredients designed to assist in weight loss or solve erectile woes. Shockingly, two of these tainted supplements contain phenolphthalein, a genotoxic (i.e., it can damage or cause mutations to your […]

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More Rogues and Ninjas (Yes, Ninjas) Invade LegitScript Database

In February, LegitScript’s analysts added a staggering 2,232 rogue Internet pharmacies and 35 rogue steroid websites to our database. The Internet pharmacies include hundreds of Japanese-language websites and a significant number of .ru websites that have pharmaceutical content in English and are likely used in spam emails. Our Web-savvy team also recently came across two […]

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About iCareRx, LegitScript’s New Certification Program for Eyeglass Sellers

If you have a valid prescription for eyeglasses and want to comparison shop and fill your prescription online, there are a number of websites where you can do so safely and legally.

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