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Google wields a big sheriff's badge when it tells online snake-oil salesmen to peddle their wares elsewhere.
Attorneys general for Nebraska and Oklahoma want to know how much revenue is generated by ads related to illegal sales of prescription drugs and counterfeit merchandise.
A recent report on sponsored search ads on Bing highlights the ongoing challenges posed by shady drug vendors to Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo.
Microsoft, Yahoo, and IAC have accepted ads for Web sites that sell pharmaceuticals without requiring a prescription, CNET has learned, a practice that reportedly landed Google in legal trouble.