LegitScript’s mission is to make the internet safe for the growth and evolution of the online healthcare market. LegitScript is the world’s leading source of information on internet pharmacies and is the global leader in rogue internet pharmacy threat assessment, compliance, risk analysis and enforcement. Additionally, LegitScript possesses deep expertise on healthcare products that may be dangerous to consumers, such as tainted supplements and psychoactive highs.
LegitScript is the only monitoring service for internet pharmacies and online prescription drug sales endorsed by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), the non-proﬁt that represents the government agencies that license and regulate pharmacies and pharmacists in the United States (US), Canada and other jurisdictions.
LegitScript’s database of internet pharmacies is the largest in the world, with over 400,000 websites currently or formerly engaged in the sale of healthcare products.
LegitScript works with many regulatory authorities including e.g. the US Food and Drug Administration, Irish Medicines Board, Interpol, the Italian Medicines Agency and numerous US state pharmacy boards. This work has resulted in the termination of tens of thousands of illegal online pharmacy websites. LegitScript itself shuts down an average of 500 – 1,500 internet pharmacies each month, plus several hundred advertisements. Thanks in part to LegitScript’s strategic initiatives, leading companies and governments have taken actions to tackle the problem of rogue online pharmacies. Many companies now voluntarily refuse to do business with rogue online pharmacies and governments around the world are increasingly focused protecting their citizens from illicit internet sellers.
LegitScript monitors prescription drug and pharmacy search engine advertisements for the leading online advertising companies Google and Bing/Yahoo. With LegitScript’s help, these companies disable advertisements that direct users to websites that violate LegitScript’s global standards. LegitScript also monitors Google Shopping and assists Amazon in identifying illicit healthcare product sales on its platforms. Furthermore, LegitScript works with VISA and other payment processing companies to assess merchant risk, stop rogue healthcare merchants from gaining accounts and shut down accounts of rogue healthcare merchants who have them.
LegitScript is contracted with the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies, which includes Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, GoDaddy, eNom, PayPal, MasterCard, VISA, DiscoverCard, American Express, Facebook and Neustar. LegitScript also has advised the three leading social media platforms: Google+, Twitter and Facebook.