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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

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

LegitScript assists in Operation Pangea 2014; partners with registrars

LegitScript is proud to have assisted INTERPOL and drug safety authorities around the world in the execution of Operation Pangea, a global effort to stem the tide of fake or unlicensed medicines sold both online and offline (but especially over … Continue reading

Maine gets tough on Canada Health Solutions online pharmacy

The Maine Board of Pharmacy has directed the state’s attorney general to formally investigate canadadrugcenter.com and to send a cease-and-desist letter to the company behind it, an Internet pharmacy network referred to as Canada Health Solutions. Last week, the board … Continue reading

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