Glossary

 

Affiliate programs
In all our reviews, affiliate programs mentioned refer to illegal marketing syndicates that aim at deceiving unsuspecting customers into buying products from their member pharmacies. The primary objective of illegal affiliate programs is to defraud unwary online buyers.
CIPA
CIPA refers to the Canadian International Pharmacy Association. The association consists of licensed retail pharmacies that dispense medications through mail orders. CIPA works in collaboration with the governmental agencies to ensure that member pharmacies dispense verified products that are safe for consumption.
Domain
A domain is the name of a website. It is a string of words or letters that define the address to a specific website. Users have to key in the domain on their favorite browser to access a website.
Fake Pharmacy
Is a pharmacy that is either non-existent or operating without complying with all legal requirements. Typically, a fake pharmacy does not have a physical address either does it have a registered business name.
Legitscript
Legitscript is an online service that verifies and monitors the operations of various internet pharmacies to determine if they are legit.  This service ensures that payment ecosystems such as credit card networks are safe for use.
MHRA
MHRA refers to The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency that is based in the United Kingdom. This regulatory body is responsible for making sure that medications and pharmaceutical supplies are functional and safe for use.
Mirror Websites
Mirror websites are sites that bear similar web layouts, designs, images and even text. These sites are normally run by the same owner and belong to an illegal affiliate program, with an aim of defrauding unsuspecting clients.
NABP
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) is an international regulatory body that assesses the competence of various pharmacies through the use of accreditation programs.
Rogue Pharmacy
A rogue pharmacy is any pharmacy that does not meet minimum legal standards as required by federal laws. These pharmacies are run by criminal networks that are involved in cross-border smuggling and distribution of cheap, counterfeit drugs and other products.
Scam
A scam is a fraudulent pharmacy that uses deceptive practices and dishonest means to defraud clients of their money, and obtain their credit card information for malicious purposes.
Scamadviser
Scamadviser is an online service that checks the trust rating of any active website. This service displays information about the age of the site, location, name of the registrant, physical address, mirror websites, malware report and available reviews from clients.