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How to Tell A Licensed Canadian Pharmacy From A Fake Internet Pharmacy

There has been a growing concern regarding fake internet pharmacies. In fact, the growth in the number of fake internet pharmacy websites has been termed as a “global disaster” by the pharmaceutical industry.

There are two things to stress here.

First, there are definitely unscrupulous con-men operating fake internet pharmacy sites. You must take care in verifying the validity of any online pharmacy before you order your medications from them.

Secondly, you need to take reports from the pharmaceutical industry with a grain of salt. Big Pharma wants Americans to continue to buy “inflated and overpriced” pharmaceuticals from their local pharmacy. It is in Big Pharma’s best interest (more profits) that you pay top dollar for your medications locally rather than buying your medications affordably from a licensed Canadian pharmacy. Therefore, they use fear to scare you away from Canadian pharmacies and Canadian prescription drugs.

So how do you ensure that you are ordering from a genuine Canadian pharmacy and not a fake internet pharmacy?

First, review the pharmacy’s website thoroughly. The website should provide you with the pharmacy license number, the physical address of the pharmacy and the regulatory body that oversees their operation. Most Canadian pharmacy regulatory bodies have a website that lists the registered pharmacies in their jurisdiction. You can visit the website http://www.napra.org in order to find the listing of pharmacies for each province in Canada or to find the regulatory body for the particular province your pharmacy is located in.

The pharmacy should also provide a phone number on their website for you to call. A pharmacist should be available for you to speak to about your order. Ask the pharmacist about their credentials and ask for their license number. If you want, you can verify this license number with the provincial pharmacy regulator.

Another item to look for is the Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA) seal. CIPA is an organization that represents legitimate Canadian pharmacy sites that provide pharmacy services to patients internationally. Now, seeing this seal on a website is not a guarantee in and of itself. Fake internet pharmacies have been known to hijack the CIPA seal and place it on their website. The only way to verify the legitimacy of the CIPA membership seal is to actually visit the CIPA website at http://www.ciparx.ca and use their Verify Membership function. A fake internet pharmacy will not have its website listed here.

And the final item to look for on a Canadian pharmacy website is the PharmacyChecker seal. Pharmacy Checker is an independent agency that verifies the legitimacy of Canadian pharmacies as well as American and International pharmacies. In fact, pharmacies can not advertise on Google without a PharmacyChecker seal and Google takes this very seriously. You can verify the PharmacyChecker seal by visiting http://www.PharmacyChecker.com and clicking on the Pharmacy Ratings and Profiles.

Other than checking out the above items on the pharmacy’s website you should also make sure that the pharmacy requires you to provide a prescription from your doctor. Any website …

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How To Be A Success With A Furniture Company And Their Affiliate Program

By invention of the Internet, times changed. In the beginning, only people who could code could make websites, and make a profit off the Internet.

But, recently, times changed again and more people were able to make websites and make a profit. This was because companies like WordPress and Blogger made it easier for people to build a website from a template and to start posting regularly.

So, how did they make money?

Contrary to popular belief, they did not just make money by posting. Firstly, they had to post about something that they had a genuine interest in and then they had to join affiliate programs, so that they can advertise products on their blog or website.

How do affiliate programs work?

In an affiliate program, you will be given some links or banners to post on your website. If one of your readers clicks the link or banner and then they buy something, you will get a share of the profits. The share will initially be small, around 5% of the total profit, but the more popular your blog becomes, the more people will click on the products and the more money you will make.

However, a lot of people go into the idea thinking that they can post about one thing and advertise about something else. But, it does not work that way. You have to post about an area similar to what you want to advertise.

For example, if you want to have a link to a dining room table in your article, you can’t write an article about football and expect to make a sale. You would have to write an informative article about how you would design a dining room, such as.

This is because the readers need to know that you have knowledge about dining tables so that they can trust your word. Your blog or website will be more successful if you are more reliable about your niche.

So, what about furniture affiliate programs?

Affiliate programs surrounding the niche of furniture are very successful. This is because customers are always buying furniture. You might not see a lot of repeat business from one customer, but they will always need something.

There is also a lot to write about when it comes to furniture. You could focus a blog post on designing, buying furniture on a budget, or even repairing and selling old furniture. You can’t really go wrong.

You could write an article reviewing certain items, or having a top 10 list for the best pieces on the market. If you were to do this, you could have multiple links in the same article, but make sure that you have built up an audience before you go bombarding them with links.

The trick is to make the article useful and to make the reader feel like you are helping them with something. This builds up trust between the writer and the reader.

Which furniture program?

You can choose whatever furniture program you …

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Security for Your Patients’ Electronic Records

You need to keep your patients’ electronic data secure to meet both HIPAA and Meaningful Use requirements, but of course beyond that, it is the right thing to do. Your patients entrust you with sensitive information that could be used by criminals to wreck their credit and to provide private medical information to employers or others that they didn’t want made public.

An objective for Meaningful Use requires doctors to protect electronic health information created or maintained by the certified EHR technology through the implementation of appropriate technical capabilities. They don’t specifically state what those “appropriate technical capabilities” are so that you can choose the appropriate ones for your practice now, and as technology changes, you can change with it.

The HIPAA Security Rule lists four types of safeguards you must implement. They are administrative safeguards, physical safeguards, organizational standards and policies and procedures. Part of the administrative safeguard is a security risk analysis. This isn’t something you do once and you’re done; it is ongoing and must be revisited at least annually. It isn’t something you can just delegate to your EHR vendor. You can find details in the Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information from healthit.gov. Especially look at Chapter 4.

Cyber security, or security through the Internet, is an important part of mitigating risk. In order to send electronic claims, e-prescribe, send C-CDAs to your patients’ portals, and use the Infobutton to obtain educational material, Internet access is required.

Good hosting facilities protect your data with secure firewalls such as Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances (ASAs) and with Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Safe practices include using anti-virus software and limiting the websites your staff members can access to only those that are necessary for the software to function and for claims to be sent. Good hosting facilities will load the latest software and firmware updates for all digital devices.

In your office potential threats can come from email and other websites onto your PCs and your server, if you host your own software. Email can carry viruses and phishing attempts. Phishing, according to TechTarget SearchSecurity, is “a form of fraud in which the attacker tries to learn information such as login credentials or account information by masquerading as a reputable entity or person in email, IM or other communication channels.” Ransomware can be hiding in a link or attachment in an email. Ransomware is malware that stops you from using your computer until you pay the ransom. It can encrypt files or stop certain applications from running. There is no guarantee that paying the ransom will correct the problems it created. Websites can be sources of viruses and other types of malware.

How can you avoid these threats? Teach your staff members not to click on anything that looks suspicious whether it is an attachment in an email or a link. Keep your anti-virus software up-to-date. Load updates to your operating system and to your firmware on digital devices. Give users only the access they …

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The Five Key Steps to Naming an Internet Business

Naming an Internet based business or start-up can be a daunting task. Do you follow the zany likes of Google and Yahoo, or do you go the more general route of Hotels.com and Cars.com? Do you need to have the exact matching domain name as your brick-and-mortar business? And just how important is the.com vs. The.net? With so many choices to make and directions to go, let's start with the basics.

1. Decide if you are building a business or a brand.

I mention this since many online entrepreneurs are focused on short-term goals. They want to get their site up fast, get ranked high and start making money. This all sounds good but it leaves a business vulnerable in a number of ways. Short term thinking usually leads to literal names that will (presumably) rank well with the search engines. In addition, literal / functional names are thought to better inform visitors about what products and services are provided.

While descriptive names do convey a sense of what you do, they fall short in creating an identity, a sense of how you do what you do. So you end up in a sea of ​​sound-like companies. LendingTree.com (a metaphor) is much more memorable than e-loan.com, loansfast.com or loan-place.com. Amazon.com (another metaphor) brings richer imagination to mind than BooksAMillion.com.

Unless you own a primary domain name with a lot of natural type-in ​​traffic, descriptive names typically fall flat in the long run. You may make a decent living, but it would be difficult to grow a long repeating company called MensDressShoes.com. It would always sound generic and descriptive and would probably heavily on the ever-changing algorithms of the search engines. Most descriptive names rely on web surfers typing the search term into the web address box as a.com, hoping to find a relevant company. But what if this changes and consumers turn more and more to using search engines? What if the search engines change their valuation of having keywords in the domain name? You have then built a company that relationships on the unpredictable nature of Internet search engines to make you profitable.

Having said all that, even if you wanted a generic short word, it's probably now beyond most businesses' price range. Diamonds.com recently sold for 7.5 million dollars. Best advice – build a brand name and then point generic / descriptive names to the main website address.

2. Come up with a naming strategy.

Go to a directory such as Yahoo.com or dmoz.org and look up competitors in your field. Examine the most common naming methods they use (ie proper names, key attributes, metaphors, etc.). If you discover your industry heavily utilizes one form of naming, avoid it and use another. If half of the companies are using the evocative theme of discovery (ie Internet Explorer, Netscape, Safari, etc.), then try something different like an analogy (ie Firefox). Map out a list of your competitors' names and see how your names compare against them. Consider such naming …

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Medical Alert Devices

Medical Alert devices are electronic gadgets worn on your body to alert your family, friends and doctor in case of a medical emergency. They are normally meant for senior citizens, but they are equally crucial for all those who suffer from serious and debilitating diseases like cardiovascular conditions, asthma, allergies, neurological problems, epilepsy, fainting, blindness and numerous other medical conditions.

Medical Alert devices come in many shapes and designs. They may be in the form of buttons, necklaces, bracelets, pendants or wristwatches. They may have designer shapes. They may be made of precious metals like silver or gold, or come in practical shapes without any attention to their aesthetic appearance. Image-conscious wearers usually go in for these devices in form of fashionable (medical) jewelry, which is less likely to advertise their medical problems to others.

Since wearing these devices is often a medical necessity, one has to be careful before deciding which device is best suited to their type of disease. The simplest form of these devices are manufactured as jewelry items with the medical history of the patient, along with telephone numbers of his family and doctor, engraved on them. But far more useful than these are the jewelry items fitted with sensors and electronic mechanisms that activate the transmission system installed within, and connect to telephone lines or radio frequencies to contact the patient’s family, friends, and doctor, and also summon medical assistance. These devices contain the medical identity of the patient and the history of his disease so the critical time in diagnosing is not wasted.

Considering the millions of people the world over suffering from different medical problems, the market is awash with fashionable designer medical jewelry meant for these persons. Therefore, one must be cautious before spending money on them. It would be better to seek the advice of one’s doctor before deciding which device suits your medical condition. These devices are sophisticated, and likely to be costly and beyond the reach of ordinary persons. But if a thorough search is made through the Internet, Yellow Pages or other sources, cheaper but equally useful accessories can be bought. Care should also be taken about the reputation of the manufacturing company with regard to the product quality, guarantee of its effectiveness and after-sales service.…

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Five Reasons Why Websites Fail

Websites fail. That is a fact of the Internet. It is hard to believe that only two decades ago, the Internet was unheard of. In a span of twenty short years, it has advanced at astonishing rates. User expectations are greater than ever before and people are demanding more and more from the sites they visit.

There are many reasons why a website may not perform as well as expected. Perhaps the site is not generating any sales. Maybe the site is not appealing the target audience, or the site was never properly launched in the first place. This is a list of common reasons a website may fail to attract beneficial traffic.

  1. Your website is a very powerful tool. It is used to get information out regarding your company and your products. Previously, a company may have used the Yellow pages, newspaper ads, local radio or even TV to advertise. Today, they use the Internet. Unfortunately, many business owners simply throw something together instead of spending valuable advertising dollars on a website.
  2. Never get your teen son's best friend to build a website for your company. Hire a professional. Competitive web sites need to be designed, branded, architected, developed and marketed by professionals in order to effectively compete in today's Internet marketplace. Do not underestimate the value of a professionally developed website.
  3. Your site has to be clear as to its purpose. Many times business owners will see a website while surfing that appeals them in some way. They decide that is what they want their website to look like even if it does not have anything to do with what they are selling. That is no way to business. Just like a business, a website needs a plan, a goal, a direction. Share those ideas with your web developer and they will help you achieve the goals you have set for your site.
  4. Websites have to be marketed. You can have the best site ever designed, but if no one knows about it, it will not benefit you in any way. Remember, you are in a sea of ​​billions of website. Your marketing budget should be a proper investment. Research and find the best Internet marketing company you can afford. Listen to them and take their advice. A good marketing company will research your competition, your keywords and act respectively to get you placed where you want to be on the Internet.
  5. Also included on this list should be laziness. Many times companies begin with a really nice website and a really nice idea. Then, they allow their site to stagnate. Without changes to the site, even if people are visiting your site, they will stop because they will get bored with your content. Internet users have way too many choices of sites to visit and you must give them a reason to come back to yours. A blog is a good way to update content and to get people to visit. It is a great way to
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Can Software Piracy Be Eliminated?

In recent news, the software giant Microsoft is suing a reseller because of the sale of pirated software. Piracy has always been one of the major problems since the inception of technology. It seems that this problem is being eliminated one lawsuit at a time. Although there are severe civil and criminal penalties, there are still many out there who are involved in this practice and call it a business. This just goes to show that there are entrepreneurs who set business ethics aside in favor of the almighty buck. The internet is a very powerful tool especially for businesses and the fact that people use it to scam others leaves every Tom, Dick and Harry suspicious of internet-based businesses. Needless to say, this might be a bit problematic for software startup entrepreneurs.

The question is, can software piracy be completely eliminated and when would we see it done? According to Wikipedia, copyright infringement of software is common. Yes, there is a copyright law which in a nutshell means that all financial benefits would be given to the creator of the software and there are penalties should a person be found guilty of infringing copies of software. However, there are also many cases wherein a relatively innocent person can commit this crime. The simple sharing of backup copies of your software can already be deemed as copyright infringement. If you did not know that this can be the case, you’re still not off the hook because any claim of ignorance cannot be considered a defense.

There are numerous ways on how you can prevent software privacy like investing in code keys, usage of open source software, using a hardware key and of course, anti-piracy software. It is said that prevention is better than cure so in starting up your own internet business, it is vital that you put a premium to the security of your assets to stop and prevent software piracy.…

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Traditional Dating and Internet Dating – The Pros and Cons

If you are currently single and you want to position yourself for the dating circuit, you must first reflect on what type of dating you prefer to attempt. In this contemporary and technological age, there are two styles of dating to choose from. Traditional dating and internet dating.

What does online dating and traditional dating have to offer?

1) If you are successful in catching promising dates on a routine basis, utilizing a traditional dating approach, you may not need to try online dating. However, if you often have difficulty getting a date in real time, you may find success by using an internet dating service.

2) Time is Precious. The majority of single people consider their time to be very valuable. If a busy and stressful daily life captures you, you will not have much time to go out to social events and meet new people. Internet dating saves you time and energy by serving as a filter prior to you even meeting anyone directly.

3) Trouble with location. Location will never be a complication for traditional dating, because most of the time, you get acquainted with your date at parties, social events, and other activities throughout the city. Although internet dating gives you the chance to meet up with new individuals from all parts of the globe, it could be a hassle trying to get you and your date together, especially when both of you are located on opposite sides of the planet.

4) A blind date from Hell. Have your friends, at any time, attempted to set you up on a date that you had no hint or clue who the person was? If you are numbered along with the many others who dislike this form of traditional dating, you would probably appreciate using an online dating service. By way of the internet, you have the opportunity to get to know someone prior to meeting them face to face. By becoming acquainted with your date ahead of time, you would be able to determine the likelihood of a smooth dialogue and compatibility when you make contact with the person.

5) Discovering Your dream partner. Normally ,when you meet a person in a bar, party or social event, the chief feature that attracts you to them are their physical characteristics. You may not know their place of birth, their goals in life or personality upon the first introduction. In internet dating, you maintain the privilege to search for credible and reliable dates who have the same interest, religion, location, temperament, and situation as yourself. There is a greater possibility that you will find that special mate who would complement you the most for a lifetime.

6) Cost efficient. Unlike meeting your date for a dinner meal or coffee tea outing, online dating can be more cost effective than traditional dating. However, some make the mistake of spending too much time on long distance telephone calls which could also become very costly for those practicing internet dating or traditional …

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The Effects of Computer Technology on Our Everyday Lives

These days, the computer technology industry is rapidly growing and changing. Along with that growth and change of computer technology are the people who almost instantly adapt to the changes.

Computer technology has made our lives a lot easier and convenient. For instance our banking needs. Years ago, people had to manually file the important data of their customers; now they just use the computer to find these data. In just one click, they would instantly find the name of the customer, the birth date, the address, e-mail address, phone numbers and etcetera. As for the clients of these banks, they can also easily get a quick look at their account balances through logging in to the bank website; in addition to that a lot of people are able to apply for a loan with the use of the computer.

Because of the birth of computer technology, we now have credit cards or what others call plastic money, which are very useful especially when we do not have cash on hand or when you are ordering a certain product through the internet. It’s amazing how computer technology has changed so much our way of living. Nowadays, purchasing products such as cellular phones, bags, household utensils, and clothes or even paying the bills can be effortlessly done at the comfort of your own home.

With the use of the computer a lot of students especially those with unfortunate disabilities or severe illnesses are able to enroll to different schools through home schooling. Students are even able to take their examination tests or check out their grades by the use of the computer.

As far I know computer technology has helped a lot of businesses to better serve the community. But the computers have not only helped us in the business industry; it also has an effect on our communication systems. Long before the computers were born, writing letters were the main source of communication, which would be such a hassle most especially to those people who lived in far away places; plus telephones were quite expensive so people would pretty much prefer writing to their loved ones. And for that reason, people who are far away from civilization would really have a hard time communicating with others. Now, we have e-mails, and live chat, or even voicemails. We now already have video calling in which we would be able to see the person that we are talking to. This would be really great for people who have loved ones that are away from home. Getting in touch with one another is now a piece of cake.

Computer technology has changed our lives for the better. Without it, we would still be living in the pre historic times.…

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Various Types of Security Systems, Products and Gadgets

It is human tendency to ignore unpleasant circumstances until they happen! Security takes low priority among other things, when it should be treated as the most important and the foremost thing. No matter how secure your country, state or neighborhood maybe, security should precede all other facilities. Whether you are looking at a residential, commercial or office area, the prime feature to look out for are its security systems. After all, you invest your hard-earned money to make your place as per your choice. So you should invest some more to prevent it from unprecedented acts.

The early ages of mankind saw traditional methods of patrolling and bow-arrow. With the advent of new technology security has taken a new, more sophisticated form. You get various security gadgets to prevent unauthorized access to personal property. Some of the high-end security products are:-

* Burglar Alarm System – Burglar alarm systems are designed to detect unauthorized access in a confined area. These consist of an array of sensors, a control panel and alerting system, and interconnections. The sensors are capable of detecting unauthorized access by various methods like monitoring door and window contacts, by passive infrared motion detectors, ultrasound, vibration, electric or magnetic fields, or microwaves. These alarm systems can be used for various purposes like fire protection, intrusion protection and many more.

* Vehicle Security Systems – Vehicle security systems are designed specifically for the security of your vehicle. These typically include GPS trackers, rear view cameras, car alarms that raise a high volume sound if any unauthorized access is attempted.

* CCTV Camera – Closed circuit television cameras are used to transmit a signal to a specific place on a limited set of monitors. These are typically used for surveillance activities in public places, industries, offices and highly secured zones.

* Digital Safe Lockers – These are the upgraded forms of traditional lock and key lockers. These gadgets are more reliable as they work on keypad number entry combination locks.

* Door Locks

* Electronic Key Tags – A famous form of Electronic key tags is RFID tags. Most of the asset tracking, logistic industry and payment systems use RFID to make their operations smoother.

* Electronic Security Systems

* Fire Alarm System – Fire alarm systems are designed to detect fire caused accidentally. These devices raise an alarm the moment fire breaks out. These have heat detectors, smoke detectors, flame detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

* Glass Break Detector – A glass break detector is a sensor used in electronic burglar alarms that detects if glass is shattered or broken. These sensors are commonly used near glass doors or glass store-front windows to detect if an intruder broke the glass and entered. Glass break detectors use a microphone which monitors any exceeding noise or vibration coming from the glass. A detector circuitry detects a certain set threshold and raises an alarm.

* GPS Tracking System – A GPS tracking system uses Global Positioning System to find the precise location …

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