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LegitScript supports medical board group’s proposed standards for telemedicine websites

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) recently issued a proposed Model Policy for the Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies in the Practice of Medicine. This policy, drafted by the group’s Appropriate Regulation of Telemedicine (SMART) Workgroup, is set to be … Continue reading

‘Canadian’ Internet pharmacies banking on consumers taking them at face value

The business model for illicit Internet pharmacies, like that of any con game, depends on customers not asking too many inconvenient questions. “Why are these medications so cheap?” “Where do these medications come from?” “This seems too good to be … Continue reading

LegitScript recognized in congressional hearing on illegal drug supply

The House Energy & Commerce Committee hosted a subcommittee hearing last month on fighting illegal drug supply chains, including rogue Internet pharmacies. We were pleased that LegitScript was mentioned as part of the solution on multiple occasions. In his opening statement, … Continue reading

LegitScript joins i2Coalition, continuing push for effective anti-abuse strategies

Note: This post originally appeared on i2coalition.com. We are excited to be on board in supporting i2Coalition in its mission to foster the growth and success of the Internet and the infrastructure industry. At LegitScript, we spend a lot of … Continue reading

iPill Cash, Gym Pharma websites added to LegitScript database

LegitScript’s analysts recently identified two small Internet pharmacy networks operating illegally and targeting customers in the US, the UK and the EU. The first network is a new affiliate marketing program called iPill Cash that markets prescription drugs mainly to … Continue reading

It’s a dangerous supplement world out there

We’ve posted cautionary tales on certain dietary supplements here and here. Unfortunately, it’s time for another blog about the dangers lurking behind the seemingly innocent dietary supplements claiming to help you lose weight or treat your erectile dysfunction. Just this … Continue reading

FTC pounds companies over false weight-loss claims in product advertising

As it kicked off the new year, the Federal Trade Commission made a resolution: no more bogus weight-loss claims! Operation Failed Resolution is the latest push in the FTC’s campaign against misleading advertising. As part of this effort, the FTC … Continue reading

New charity donations reflect LegitScript’s passions

Each year, LegitScript gives back to one or more nonprofit organizations whose services have an immeasurable impact on others or whose missions are aligned with the work we do. Our team, which has continued to grow over the past year, … Continue reading

Changes made to LegitScript’s Healthcare Product Bulk Search subscription plans

The API has landed. LegitScript has moved away from its prior subscription plans to an API model. The API will allow registered users to directly query data on healthcare products and receive LegitScript’s information relevant to those products. After signing up … Continue reading

Three new China-based networks target Japan with rogue Internet pharmacies

LegitScript has recently identified three new rogue Internet pharmacy networks based in China that are shipping prescription medicines and tainted dietary supplements into Japan, in violation of Japanese Pharmaceutical Affairs laws and regulations. Online sales of prescription drugs is illegal … Continue reading