Report: Google CEO Larry Page Knew About Illegal Ads

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PennyLife

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it's actually illegal for foreign pharmacies to ship prescription drugs to customers in the U.S., as they could be fake, tainted or mislabeled.
...or cheaper.

Anyway, an unethical business decision is always a bad business decision.
 

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I loathe the current crowd running Google, you have two Mr. Evil's , Eric Schmidt, and Larry Page, and Mr. Goth, Chris Wiggins, who designed the ugly and distracting mess of the search page with that annoying BLACK BAR OF DEATH.

THEY SHOULD PROSECUTE MR PAGE,

I HOPE THEY DO.

WHY IS IT THAT THESE CRIMINAL EXECUTIVES ARE NEVER BROUGHT TO JUSTICE IN OUR SO CALLED JUST SOCIETY??
 
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On a somewhat related note, I hate how Google treats their publishers and advertisers. They ignore your requests to not have certain types of ads removed from being displayed and can take a minimum of 2 months to never on responding to your emails. They also ban people seeming randomly without even emailing them "You've been banned" but they still keep on sending out ads and tell you that what ever money you earned or put into an ad campaign is now theirs and you'll never see it.
 

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Surely if Google tells Congress that it has controls in place to stop this, but it is shown that they knew about it, then the crime isn't having illegal adverts...

Surely the actual crime is perjury?

OK a $500 million fine isn't exactly chump-change but shouldn't there be some jailtime for perjury?
 
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Damn, I can't get vicodin in the mail anymore? lol

So I guess people have to go back to paying for one healthcare program, and paying out of pocket to see other doctors for their dope? lol

I'm not describing me. A neighbor of mine bragged about this kind of activity. He died.

I'd like to see less expensive medications in the hands of the people that need them. This isn't the right way to do it (google). We could create more jobs for Americans by allowing the import of Rx that are scanned and scrutinized daily for quality purposes.
 

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I this is less about protecting American's from fake, tainted, or mislabled drugs than it is about making more money for American pharmaceuticals.
 

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So here is Google paying $500 million dollars in fines for allowing the US population access to cost controlled Pharmaceutical grade Canadian prescription drugs (which you still needed a prescription for). Hmm I wonder who paid for this investigation. Phillip Morris? Astra Zeneca? Pfizer?

Nope, the people of the united states paid for it, because we need the government regulating where we can get our drugs from. God forbid we buy them from Canada, where that prescription costs less to fill without insurance, than your insurance co-pay amount at Walmart.

The US people get screwed again, thanks to our government being run by greedy corporations. Spend our $'s helping crack and heroin addicts into rehab to become productive members of society, or spend our $'s suing Google for providing us advertisements to Canadian sleeping pills.
 

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[citation][nom]PennyLife[/nom]...or cheaper.Anyway, an unethical business decision is always a bad business decision.[/citation]

These are pharmacies as I understand unlicensed to sell drugs in the US, but licensed to sell drugs in Canada. Socialist canada subsidizes prescription drugs for it's nation, so , people get them cheaper there. Or rather basically the Canadian government says either give us lower rates or don't sell your drugs here. US citizens are taking advantage of Canada's Universal Healthcare system. If US citizens want to take advantage of Universal healthcare system, they should get their own!!!!
 

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[citation][nom]acadia11[/nom]These are pharmacies as I understand unlicensed to sell drugs in the US, but licensed to sell drugs in Canada. Socialist canada subsidizes prescription drugs for it's nation, so , people get them cheaper there. Or rather basically the Canadian government says either give us lower rates or don't sell your drugs here. US citizens are taking advantage of Canada's Universal Healthcare system. If US citizens want to take advantage of Universal healthcare system, they should get their own!!!![/citation]
Yeah, just how well is socialist medicine working out for them? Anyone who has actually followed the issue knows that they've discovered that it's way too friggin expensive! Wait, how can cheaper drugs be more expensive? Gov't pays for it. Where does Gov't get its money? Citizens. Basically it just makes everyone pay for everyone else's drugs, instead of everyone paying for their own. If my fellow Americans weren't so ignorant, we probably would have laughed at the idea of socialist medicine a long time ago, and moved on.
 

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Shouldn't really call it Socialist, it's just not the traditional American system.
Face it, the healthcare system in the USA is not the best in the world.
Don't get me wrong, you probably have some of the best and most talented surgeons, researchers and such like but the actual method of delivery is so utterly wrong that is breathtaking.

Firstly you get a crowd of people who say Universal Healthcare is wrong on general principal because they don't think they should pay tax dollars to subsidise other peoples healthcare - they should buy a healthcare plan from a greddy HMO instead that will try to palm you off on the cheapest method of treatment, or none at all if it can find a backdoor in the contract to say you are not covered.

But isn't Universal Healthcare exactly the same as Defence?

You pay tax, the tax pays for the staff and the hardware and that keeps the people of the country safe and protected.

There are many other countries that have a better healthcare delivery system, which are let down by inadequate funding or incompetence of personnel, the USA has neither of these problems so the real question isn't why can't the USA have its own Universal Healthcare, the real question is why hasn't it had one since the end of WW2?
 

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[citation][nom]Anomalyx[/nom]Yeah, just how well is socialist medicine working out for them? Anyone who has actually followed the issue knows that they've discovered that it's way too friggin expensive! Wait, how can cheaper drugs be more expensive? Gov't pays for it. Where does Gov't get its money? Citizens. Basically it just makes everyone pay for everyone else's drugs, instead of everyone paying for their own. If my fellow Americans weren't so ignorant, we probably would have laughed at the idea of socialist medicine a long time ago, and moved on.[/citation]
A society is a whole, and it's about the many, not the few - as in the United States, where it's all about your bank account, your house, your car, your job, etc etc and we all see around the economically healthy nations here how well that works out for you in a global economy that is now being saved by "socialist" nations. But, worry not sir, one day you will get sick, and you will need medicine (and I'm not talking about cough medicine) and let's see how well it will work out for you when you will have to decide between bankruptcy or survival. It happens in your country every day - it never happens here in this "socialist" country, or Germany, or Australia, or Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Finland, etc. And yes, all of us in these nations are doing so bad... (sarcasm).
 

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[citation][nom]PennyLife[/nom]...or cheaper.Anyway, an unethical business decision is always a bad business decision.[/citation]
i believe its unethical for the pharmacies to charge more than base cost on life saving medication, as in if you have cancer, you shouldn't have to pay ANY more than the cost to produce and distribute the drugs.

but pharmaceuticals have no problem charging 1000-i believe 5000% more than base cost

[citation][nom]back_by_demand[/nom]Surely if Google tells Congress that it has controls in place to stop this, but it is shown that they knew about it, then the crime isn't having illegal adverts...Surely the actual crime is perjury?OK a $500 million fine isn't exactly chump-change but shouldn't there be some jailtime for perjury?[/citation]

you would think so, but no, perjury is only a poor man crime.

[citation][nom]acadia11[/nom]These are pharmacies as I understand unlicensed to sell drugs in the US, but licensed to sell drugs in Canada. Socialist canada subsidizes prescription drugs for it's nation, so , people get them cheaper there. Or rather basically the Canadian government says either give us lower rates or don't sell your drugs here. US citizens are taking advantage of Canada's Universal Healthcare system. If US citizens want to take advantage of Universal healthcare system, they should get their own!!!![/citation]

people in my country are to stupid to realize the benefits of that, and fail to realize that when they realy need their insurance, the insurance company will do everything possible to deny or delay treatment until you are to sick for treatment to be useful.

[citation][nom]Anomalyx[/nom]Yeah, just how well is socialist medicine working out for them? Anyone who has actually followed the issue knows that they've discovered that it's way too friggin expensive! Wait, how can cheaper drugs be more expensive? Gov't pays for it. Where does Gov't get its money? Citizens. Basically it just makes everyone pay for everyone else's drugs, instead of everyone paying for their own. If my fellow Americans weren't so ignorant, we probably would have laughed at the idea of socialist medicine a long time ago, and moved on.[/citation]

god forbid we actually pay for medical research, such as, every government that is able to pays a certain amount to pay off the research cost, than sell the drugs at cost to produce prices. the whole WORLD needs medication, and pharmaceuticals take advantage of that in every way they possibly can.

[citation][nom]back_by_demand[/nom]Shouldn't really call it Socialist, it's just not the traditional American system.Face it, the healthcare system in the USA is not the best in the world.Don't get me wrong, you probably have some of the best and most talented surgeons, researchers and such like but the actual method of delivery is so utterly wrong that is breathtaking.Firstly you get a crowd of people who say Universal Healthcare is wrong on general principal because they don't think they should pay tax dollars to subsidise other peoples healthcare - they should buy a healthcare plan from a greddy HMO instead that will try to palm you off on the cheapest method of treatment, or none at all if it can find a backdoor in the contract to say you are not covered.But isn't Universal Healthcare exactly the same as Defence?You pay tax, the tax pays for the staff and the hardware and that keeps the people of the country safe and protected.There are many other countries that have a better healthcare delivery system, which are let down by inadequate funding or incompetence of personnel, the USA has neither of these problems so the real question isn't why can't the USA have its own Universal Healthcare, the real question is why hasn't it had one since the end of WW2?[/citation]

basiclly because morons believe that people are basiclly good, when in fact, if you think the worst of someone, you are almost always right. you are in your 70's and get cancer, now, you are still treatable, what do you do?

correct answer is, you get just sick enough that treatment would be a waste of money, and go on hospice treatment, a cheaper and more cost effective way.

how is this accomplished?

the people you pay for insurance drag their feet.

people are afraid of government health care because they think they are incompetent. they are, but in every country with universal health care, life saving medicine is given right away, if you have a growth of some kind that isnt life threatening, yea, you wait a week or so to get an ok to remove it, or pay for it yourself. you break a bone, they find cancer, or anything of that nature, you are treated immediately, with paperwork after, and even if it was found unnecessary latter, you aren't charged, unlike insurance we have, where if they decide you failed a clause of some kind, and they payed before hand they charge you in full some times more later on.
 

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Still proud to be American? Let's here it for Congress bowing to contributions from corrupt insurance, drug and oil companies while the citizens they are supposed to be representing are screwed over not being given access to the widest possible safe drug market. Its absurd and utterly immoral that foreign first world companies are not allowed to go through the FDA approval process and sell their medical drugs to sick Americans. The competition brings the price down, and the increased number of companies (and wider markets) makes it more likely that a given (especially obscure) disease will get research funded and produce a workable treatment. Good old fashioned American greed. Knowing Google's track record of doing what they want when public policy doesn't make sense, and considering that they couldn't have possibly made much money on these ads, this was probably a political statement as much as anything.
 

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Oh yes, We haven't even brought up regulations about selling drugs and medical insurance ACROSS STATE LINES. In our very own country we can't just buy from a fellow American because they are in another state. I do so love Democracy.
 
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