DOJ announces $500 million Google settlement

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Wednesday announced that the agency had reached a $500 million settlement [press release] with Google [corporate website] for permitting Canadian pharmaceutical companies to advertise to and target US consumers. The advertising led to unlawful importation of controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs into the US, which constitutes violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and the Controlled Substances Act [texts]. The settlement amount is comparable to the combined gross…

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