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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


Pharmacy sends customer brilliant e-mail from Zombie future

A customer of Canada's Shoppers Drug Mart wonders why he is getting someone else's mail from the pharmacy. He asks whether it might have been intended for someone from the future. He receives a reply that stops him dead.

By Jun. 5, 2013


Microsoft and CVS expand pharmacy partnership

CVS customers will now be able to download their pharmacy histories to Microsoft HealthVault to maintain a complete record of their medications and treatments.

By Sep. 29, 2009


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


Baseball chief invites stiffer online-pharmacy laws

MLB's Bud Selig tells Congress that baseball executives "fully support" Congress' attempts to make it harder for Americans to get drugs online without a prescription.

By Jan. 16, 2008


Pharmacists diagnose stroke risk with iPhone-based ECG

Researchers at the University of Sydney have examined the use of a smartphone-compatible heart monitor to diagnose the risk of stroke.

By Apr. 1, 2014


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


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