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How Google puts the kibosh on rogue pharmacies

Google wields a big sheriff's badge when it tells online snake-oil salesmen to peddle their wares elsewhere.

By Jun. 18, 2013


Rogue pharmacies still a problem for search engines

A recent report on sponsored search ads on Bing highlights the ongoing challenges posed by shady drug vendors to Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo.

By Aug. 19, 2009


Online pharmacies may face stricter regulation

Congress is considering legislation that would ban the sale or distribution of prescription drugs over the Internet without a valid prescription.

By Sep. 19, 2008


State AGs blast Google over YouTube ads for illicit products

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.

By Jul. 2, 2013


Fingernail-shaped stylus is manicure-friendly

False fingernails called Elektra Nails have a capacitive tip so you can use them on your smartphone or tablet screen just like a stylus.

By Jan. 17, 2014


Google praised by White House, investigated by DOJ

Company setting aside $500 million to cover potential settlement costs linked to investigation of illegal online pharmacies, something Obama official said search giant was doing a good job combating.

By May. 19, 2011


Google settles rogue drug ad claims for $500 million

The Web giant pays out one of the largest forfeitures ever in a settlement with the Justice Department over claims that it accepted ads from rogue online pharmacies.

By Aug. 24, 2011


Report: Google warned repeatedly about online drug ads

The Wall Street Journal reports that regulators and industry watchdogs warned Google about selling ads to rogue Internet pharmacies in violation of federal law.

By May. 20, 2011


Report: Google close to settling drug ad crackdown

The Wall Street Journal reports that search giant is being investigated for accepting ads from online pharmacies that violate U.S. law.

By May. 12, 2011


Are selfies causing the spread of head lice?

A lice-removal professional claims selfies are contributing to an increase in the spread of head lice among young people, but for now at least, the link is by no means conclusive.

By Feb. 24, 2014