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LegitScript’s State of the Internet Rx Market Illuminates Challenges, Opportunities

LegitScript’s mission is to leave the Internet better than we found it, by helping make it safer, more transparent, and more independent. Much of what we do is in the online healthcare space, where we try to make the Internet pharmacy and health product markets safer and more transparent both for individuals and for businesses.…

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The Strange WHOIS Saga of OzPills

Question: Can dead people register domain names? Answer: Yes, if you run the OzPills Internet pharmacy network. On the Internet, there aren’t many rules. One of the few, however, is that domain name registration (WHOIS) records are not supposed to be falsified. Engaging in WHOIS falsification to the extreme is ozpills.com, a website classified by LegitScript…

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LegitScript adds 1,000 rogue Internet pharmacies to database in January

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…

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The Season of Giving: LegitScript Supports Worthy Causes

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…

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LegitScript Extends Comment Period for Our Proposed Standards for Online Optical Retailers

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…

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LegitScript Submits rogue .UK Internet pharmacies to Nominet

LegitScript has submitted a letter to Nominet, the registry that oversees the .uk top-level domain space, regarding Nominet’s policies on rogue Internet pharmacies. The letter was in response to Nominet’s comment process regarding how .uk domain names engaged in criminal activities should be dealt with. Along with our letter, we notified Nominet about 100 rogue Internet pharmacies…

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Earth to NetEarth One: We Have a Problem

Earth to NetEarth: we have a problem. Internet criminals, rogue online pharmacies and intellectual property thieves rely on Registrars who do nothing when presented with evidence that their services are being used in the facilitation of a crime.

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Ready, Aim…Launch LegitScript

At LegitScript, we’re pretty excited. Last week, we launched our Internet pharmacy verification program. There’s nothing quite like it out there: a comprehensive database that allows consumers and businesses to determine whether an Internet pharmacy is legitimate or not. Why are we qualified to determine which Internet pharmacies are legit? One reason is that our…

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