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25 Aug: Here’s one thing that Big Pharma and Russian mobsters have in common

Well, actually, I’m sure there’s more than one thing. Like, for example, we can assume they both make backroom deals, and they both know that money talks. But there’s something else. Both are unfairly trashing the legitimacy of licensed Canadian pharmacies — real, honest-to-goodness, brick-and-mortar pharmacies that have been inspected and approved to sell prescription medications to Americans by the Canadian government. How are the Russians doing it? Through spam. Much of the damage to the good name of Canadian pharmacies can be traced to a single criminal organization in Russia that calls itself a “Canadian Pharmacy”. The group, which operates thousands of sites, sends as many as 60 billion spam e-mails per day. No doctors, no prescriptions, no consultations,…

23 Jul: An interview with Gabriel Levitt of PharmacyChecker.com

PharmacyChecker.com is the leading verification authority for online pharmacies in the United States and Canada. Over the past six years, PharmacyChecker arguably has done more than any other organization to help Americans make safe choices when buying prescription drugs from Canada. Google requires all pharmacies in its ad network to receive PharmacyChecker verification, and eDrugSearch.com requires all member pharmacies to have PharmacyChecker verification as well. Unfortunately, PharmacyChecker.com has been under attack from Big Pharma and its proxies in recents months. Last year, Big Pharma launched a disinformation campaign, advanced by the NABP and other organizations, to link licensed, legitimate Canadian pharmacies with dangerous rogue pharmacies. This despite the fact that no American has ever been reported injured by a drug…

Rogue Online Pharmacies - LegitScripts.com

05 Sep: Are All Canadian Pharmacies “Rogue” Online Pharmacies? LegitScript Thinks So.

While reading Benjamin Gluck’s Internet Pharmacy Law blog, I came across a reference to an “Internet pharmacy verification and information service” I hadn’t yet heard of: LegitScript. I like the professed mission of LegitScript: to improve online pharmacy safety by offering a database that allows consumers to enter a pharmacy’s name and find out whether it’s legitimate or not. LegitScript apparently intends to make money by providing a verification seal to online pharmacies that meet its standards. I say “apparently” because LegitScript verification is currently provided free of charge. All of which sounds fine — until you look a little closer. You see, LegitScript claims ALL Canadian pharmacies are unsafe. Even the most established, reputable pharmacies — licensed and inspected…