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In a move that could be a tremendous boon to legitimate U.S. pharmacies, Google was smacked down hard by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Criminal Investigations and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). In one of the largest forfeitures, Google has agreed to pony up a whopping $500 million for allowing online pharmacies based in Canada to advertise to American consumers through its AdWords program, which resulted in a lucrative illegal prescription drug trade. As part of the agreement, Google admitted that they improperly assisted the online pharmacies to advertise illegal sales and agreed to establish compliance and reporting measures to prevent future transgressions. [click to continue…]

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