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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 June 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 June 5, 2013


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 August 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


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


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


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 September 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 August 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 September 19, 2008


How to fit a pharmacist in your pocket

Evincii releases a new app that walks consumers through symptoms, allergies, and side effects to help choose the best medicine on the shelves of participating pharmacies.

By December 8, 2009