Aug 242011

The U.S.Department of Justice kicked off its own open season on Google by announcing that Mountain View will be coughing up $500 million because they’ve been facilitating the selling of unregulated drugs through online pharmacies, mostly Canada. From the DoJ press release:

“The shipment of prescription drugs from pharmacies outside the United States to customers in the United States typically violates the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and in the case of controlled prescription drugs , the Controlled Substances Act.  Google was aware as early as 2003, that generally, it was illegal for pharmacies to ship controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs into the United States from Canada” (emphasis mine)

And this is the company to which tens of millions of people blindly trust their personal information?

 Posted by at 1:43 pm

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