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  1. States Legalize Marijuana, But Google, Facebook, Twitter Just Say No to Pot Ads

    Google's policy on illegal drugs and psychoactive substances states that the search engine does not allow: the promotion of illegal drugs, legal or synthetic highs, herbal drugs, chemicals and compounds with psychoactive effects, drug...

  2. Google Grants Cannabis Group $240,000 in AdWords Money & Other Products

    While Google does not allow the direct sale of drug paraphernalia, it does allow the sale of vaporizers "when promoted as a humidifier or as an aromatherapy device to relieve respiratory symptoms. Google's got $5 on it .er, make that $240,000.

  3. Google Under Fire Again for Providing Easy Access to Prescription Drugs

    Google is allowing illegal prescription drug activity online and profiting from it, according to a report by USA Today. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood claimed Google was up to its old tricks by allowing websites to be found that sell illegal...

  4. Google Buys Coupon Platform Incentive Targeting, Which Owns Targeted Search Patent

    Some other exemplary applications of the techniques described herein can include, identifying website/e-commerce users by their behavior, identifying possible criminals or terrorists based on specific behaviors from a database of activities...

  5. Holiday Season Search Trends of Top U.S. Retail Brands

    Drug Stores: CVS vs. In ad keywords, CVS is bidding on keywords such as “drug store”, “generic drugs”, “cvs minute clinic”, and even “cvs gift card selection” (CVS gift card designs are of dire importance, apparently).

  6. Why Quality Score is One of the Least Important AdWords Metrics

    Everyone with total cholesterol over 200 is encouraged by drug companies and doctors to take statin drugs to lower that number – despite the fact that lowering cholesterol artificially through drugs doesn’t seem to have any impact on heart disease...

  7. Search Marketing and Social Media in Regulated Industries

    Pharmaceutical and healthcare companies must also abide by the Food and Drug Administration's requirements for "adverse event reporting" and other regulations that govern the adequate disclosure of safety and warning information, the presentation...

  8. SOPA, PIPA On Hold, But a New Threat on Horizon

    It is a virtual world where thousands of crimes are carried out every day--including telemarketing fraud, drug trafficking, human trafficking, cyber attacks, and terrorist plots. Nevada Senator Harry Reid has postponed the Protect, while...

  9. Healthline and Wolfram Alpha Expand Health and Treatment Research Tools

    Healthline now offers a social search feature that taps into crowd sourced information on drug experiences while Wolfram Alpha taps into a rich compilation of clinical data. Users hunting through the Healthline database will now see a link labeled...

  10. Shareholder Sues Google For Aiding Illegal Drug Sales

    A Google shareholder has filed a lawsuit against Google CEO Larry Page and the entire board of directors for unspecified damages because the company allowed advertising from online pharmacies and facilitated the “illegal importation” of drugs.

  11. Google Pays $500M to Avoid DOJ Prosecution on Drug Ads

    Attorney's Office in Rhode Island, the Food and Drug Administration, and other agencies. Google will forfeit $500 million, one of the largest financial forfeiture penalties ever, to avoid criminal prosecution by the Department of Justice.