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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

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

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