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bumpski - 4:08 pm on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
For years Google has required anyone advertising pharmaceuticals to sign up to a "Pharmacy Checker" service; EVEN AFFLIATES!
The PharmacyChecker Verification Program was established in 2003 to help consumers find qualified online pharmacies and is the only independent evaluator of U.S. and non-U.S. online pharmacies.
In that era I was using Adwords to advertise a legitimate pharmacy, but $50 a month at that time kills a small business. So no more Adwords advertising for pharmacies. I was directly contacted by Google at the time saying I must sign up with one of these services or discontinue this type of ad.
So the Pharmacy Checker requirement gives Google substantial information about advertisers!
At the time I felt is was extortion! But it's in the contract somewhere; don't feel like wasting my time finding it!