Google Settles Pharma Investigation

Google paid $500 million to the U.S. Department of Justice after unknowingly selling ads to Canadian pharmacies that illegally sent drugs into the U.S., according to Kate Kaye. She outlines the investigation, which has "scandalous roots" in Mexico, that dates back to 2009. It turns out that investigators also found that as early as 2003, Google assisted some involved pharmacy advertisers to place and optimize AdWords ads and landing pages.
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