The Latest on Internet Pharmacies, Supplements, Designer Drugs, and Other High-Risk Merchants
The Asian Capital Equities indictment illustrates how rogue Internet pharmacy websites like shopeastwest.com don’t have patient safety at heart.
The first of the year can be a slow period for many businesses, but Internet pharmacy criminal networks keep a steady pace. Throughout January, LegitScript’s analysts identified 1,075 Internet pharmacy websites that are potentially unsafe for Internet users and that we have designated as rogue. (We designated an additional 41 websites as unapproved, rather than […]
You’ve heard that buying prescription drugs online can save you time and money, but it still makes you…nervous. When you pick up medicines from your local pharmacy, you know that your drugs are safe. But online? It’s hard to tell if a pharmacy is even licensed. You could be getting counterfeit drugs that contain too […]
Russian Internet pharmacy operator @raznoe, seemingly targeting Japanese citizens with substandard drugs via the BestKenko network, tries to rumble with LegitScript on Twitter. It doesn’t go so well for him.
Last week, ICANN’s Compliance team sent a breach notice to NetLynx, an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar operating out of India. As with most ICANN breach notices, it’s hard to tell the context of what happened just from ICANN’s announcement. We’re happy to fill in the blanks based on our correspondence with key players in the […]
Amid the hustle-bustle of the holiday season, the LegitScript team pauses to think about the nonprofit organizations whose services are invaluable to our work and to our community. We then collectively decide where the company’s donation dollars should go. This year, LegitScript contributed to the following charities: Internet Archive: This organization focuses on Internet preservation […]
Are you involved in the online optical retail industry? No? Are you a concerned member of the public? No? Do you have eyes? Great! If you fall into any of the aforementioned categories, LegitScript wants to hear from you. As we announced in an earlier blog post, LegitScript is expanding its certification portfolio to include […]
LegitScript’s undercover investigation shows how one registrar’s anti-abuse chief solicits rogue Internet pharmacy business in the back door.
LegitScript is pleased to announce that we will be launching a certification program for Internet-based sellers of prescription eyewear. In preparation for that, we are seeking input and comment regarding our certification standards. As background, most people know that “LegitScript Approved” is our mark for legitimate Internet pharmacies, not just in the US but — […]
It’s been a while since we published our data identifying the domain name registrars where rogue Internet pharmacies cluster. As we’ve mentioned before, rogue Internet pharmacies are rational economic actors, and choose registrars that they believe will keep them safe from anti-abuse complaints. Interestingly, there have been significant changes in our Top 10 Rogue Internet […]