LegitScript Blog

Top 10 Rogue Registrars (October 2014)

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 … Continue reading

LegitScript Internet Pharmacy Certification Program Goes Global

LegitScript’s Internet pharmacy certification is expanding internationally. We’ve added 36 Internet pharmacies to our database that operate in the Chinese, French and UK markets to our publicly-published listing of approved Internet pharmacies. Continue reading

Fake drugs, falsified WHOIS, and UDRPs

Apparently in retaliation, he registered the domain names in my name. Which is a little like a toddler throwing a tantrum, throwing a stuffed animal at me and calling me a poopy-pants. Continue reading

Essential oils: FDA calls out slick operator on crude claims

Essential oils seem to be everywhere these days: cleaning products, cosmetics, and (you guessed it!) the alternative healthcare market. You may have encountered essential oil proponents the last time you had the sniffles or a stomachache. Paid “consultants” (read: your … Continue reading

LegitScript signs agreement with Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

I’m pleased to write that LegitScript has signed an agreement with the Japanese government — specifically, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, which is sort of Japan’s version of the FDA — to monitor and help shut down rogue … Continue reading

Visa recommends LegitScript’s services in its Online Pharmacy Guide for Acquirers

LegitScript is pleased to announce that Visa recently released the Online Pharmacy Guide for Acquirers. We think it is important to recognize when organizations take a proactive approach to prevent merchants from operating rogue Internet pharmacies, and Visa has always … Continue reading

EasyDNS updates its online pharmacy policy: a statement of support

Over the past several years, LegitScript has worked with several domain name registrars — as well as search engines, e-commerce platforms and social media — to help think through a balanced approach to their Terms and Conditions regarding Internet pharmacy … Continue reading

Don’t be fooled by the packaging: ‘legal highs’ are deadly

Synthetic, designer drugs are addictive and highly dangerous, but are marketed to teens in appealing, nonthreatening, and sometimes even humorous packaging — often with cartoons on the label. One brand even uses Scooby-Doo as its mascot (Is nothing sacred, people? … Continue reading

LegitScript fights Internet merchant anonymity policy

In addition to the work we do for Google, Microsoft, the US FDA and others, LegitScript is involved in various Internet policy initiatives through the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which oversees most of the Internet’s infrastructure. … Continue reading

Hiding in plain sight: tainted dietary supplements

The FDA sent out new tainted supplement notifications today, warning the public of six dietary supplements that contain hidden active pharmaceutical ingredients. In the US, dietary supplements aren’t considered drugs and therefore don’t have to be tested by the FDA before going … Continue reading