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---- Google to Settle Pharmacy Ad Charges for $500 Million
Demaestro - 8:41 pm on Aug 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
Citizens of the USA pay the highest drug prices in the world.
From an outsider's perspective I find it interesting that the government will prosecute those advertising cheaper prices, but won't enact laws to achieve cheaper prices and are removing the mechanisms that would help those who can't afford their drug costs in the US.
Are some of you being serious cause I can't tell?
Probably allows countless thousands of illegial drugs across the border, maybe cost a few people their lives
It isn't illegal drugs, it is reasonably priced prescription drugs. It hasn't cost anyone any lives, where would you get such a thing from? That is insane! Most of the drugs in Canadian pharmacies were manufactured in the USA. It is the same thing you buy but at 25% to 50% less the cost!
they're paying for what I interpret as being someone else's crime
No they aren't because it isn't a crime for Canadian pharmacies to sell to Americans citizens unless they have no prescription. Nor is it a crime for an American to travel to purchase their drugs..... there are laws about bringing some drugs back from other countries but some drugs you are allowed to stock up on and bring back into the USA.
Who committing what crime that Google is paying for in this case?