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Drug Companies to Search Engines: Enough With The Drugs, Already

By - November 11, 2003

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If I ever put in AdSense, I am sure I’ll get detox ads, as this is my second drug-related post, but…interesting to see yesterday that various drug companies and outlets are pressuring search engines to police advertisements for illegal pharmacies and/or drugs. This is a huge business, and it makes me wonder, are they also asking ISPs to police spam? Because I get a shitload of offers for prescription drugs. Just who is responsible here? Combined with trademark issues here and abroad (eBay has asked Google to stop using “eBay” in keyword advertisements), this is the beginning of something quite interesting.

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