walkman - 12:42 am on Sep 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
A "script" used to be a document that made sure you got the correct drug, not a flagrant control mechanism. The FDA has gone so far in this extreme it is helping drug makers protect their patents, which even the patent office does not do! In many cases a drug will not go "Over the counter" until the patent expires. Why is this?
How do you think drugs are invented? Spend some time on biotech company boards on Y! Finance and you will see why they need patent protection. It takes $ hundreds of millions of dollars to get a drug to the market, and most fail before that, along with the companies.
Now regarding Google this seems dumb to me. Pharmas are trying to see if Google accepts their ads, that's all. It's like NBC suing a strip club for trying to run an ad when NBC said that no strip club ads will be accepted. So, don't accept it.