Posts Tagged ‘LegitScript’

New Report Highlights Continued Illicit Online Prescription Drugs Sales In China

ASOP Global and LegitScript released a report analyzing the prevalence of illicit online sales of prescription drugs in China, a country where such sales are prohibited. Their analysis showed that about half of all Chinese online pharmaceuticals sellers are illicit, potentially exposing patients to counterfeit medicines, substandard medicines, financial fraud, and identity theft…

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CNN Offers Advice on Saving Money on Prescription Drugs Safely

With the costs of medication rising, consumers are on the lookout for discounts on the drugs they need. PSM’s Timothy Mackey offered CNN some helpful tips on how to ensure the online pharmacy you are doing business with is a legitimate source of medication. From generic drugs to prescription drug coupons and prescription assistance programs,…

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When Buying from a Fake Online Pharmacy, IRACM Wants You to know “It’s All Fake!”

A new campaign by International Institute for Research Against Counterfeit Medicines (IRACM) aims to educate patients that anyone with access to the Internet can be exposed to counterfeit drugs via fake online pharmacies. Did you realize that of 331,430 websites monitored by Legitscript, a whopping 94.3% are selling pharmaceuticals illegally? The Wild West nature of…

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Buying Foreign Drugs Can Be Dangerous

With the economic recession people have been looking for ways to save money and some have even resorted to visiting Mexican and Canadian pharmacies to buy prescription drugs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not recommend that people buy their drugs from Canadian pharmacies however, according to the Arizona Republic. Some Arizona residents have…

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Internet Search Engines Promote Illegal Online Pharmacies

The Partnership for Safe Medicines, a group of organizations and individuals dedicated to protecting consumers from counterfeit medicines, issued the following statement regarding recent reports released by LegitScript, an online pharmacy verification service, and KnujOn,an Internet compliance company, which found that 80 to 90 percent of search engine-sponsored advertisements of online drug pharmacies violate federal and state laws, including selling substandard or counterfeit drugs to unsuspecting consumers.

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Microsoft’s Bing.com Sponsors Illegal Online Pharmacies

The Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) strongly believes that that no one should be able to purchase prescription drugs, including controlled substances, over the Internet without a valid prescription and physician oversight. Last year we sent every member of Congress a postcard that illustrated this face and earlier this year, my colleague Dr. Bryan Liang published a paper in the American Journal of Law & Medicine that highlights how Internet search engines support illegal online drug sales and identified three key ways we can stop “online pharmacies” from peddling their dangerous wares in cyberspace.

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