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Rogue pharmacies identified 10/1-10/5

LegitScript’s analysts added 375 websites to the database last week. We identified more than 130 websites with Russian registrars, with the three most active being Reg.ru (47 sites), NAUNET-REG (34) and R01-Reg (27). More than one-third of all the sites added, nearly all of which are rogue pharmacies, have Russian registrars. Not surprisingly, the Russian networks…

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LegitScript partners with INTERPOL, Operation Pangea in shutting down rogue online pharmacies

LegitScript is pleased to join with INTERPOL, the US Food and Drug Administration, the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and more than 100 law enforcement and regulatory agencies in announcing the results of Operation Pangea, an “international week of action” aimed at reducing the threat posed by the sale of falsified medicines over…

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Rogue pharmacies identified 9/24-9/28

LegitScript’s analysts added 568 websites — 96% of which are rogue pharmacies — to the database between Sept. 24 and 28. Rogue registrar ABSystems is responsible for 53.9% of the sites, and all but two of those belong to the Pill Program network of rogue Internet pharmacies. The next most popular registrar has a relatively…

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Initiative fights prescription drug abuse in teens

This week marks the launch of the Medicine Abuse Project, which aims to prevent half a million teens from abusing prescription drugs within five years. Among the troubling facts of medicine abuse, from Drugfree.org: One in six teens say they have taken a prescription medicine — that was not prescribed to them — at least…

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Online pharmacy scams: An aging population may be more susceptible

New research suggests that after age 60, the part of our brain that allows us to detect fraud and deceptive advertising begins to deteriorate. Damage to the prefrontal cortex removes the second in a two-step process of “seeing and believing” and then letting doubt sink in. A study released this summer and reported by The Oregonian…

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