How The Google Settlement May Ultimately Help Patients

How The Google Settlement May Ultimately Help Patients

08.31.11 | By Kate Connors

Last week, we directed your attention to a settlement Google made with the Department of Justice, in which Google forfeited the money they'd made accepting ads from online Canadian pharmacies.

By opening America's doors to potential counterfeit prescription medicines, this practice put patients in the U.S. in danger.

On the bright side, however, according to an article by Molly Cohen in Drug Industry Daily (subscription only), the agreement may ultimately be good news for patients; it "may strengthen the legal pharmaceutical supply chain and thwart counterfeiters."

According to Cohen's article, under the agreement, "Google will use increased compliance and reporting measures to ensure a similar situation does not occur again."

What a great example of something good resulting from something bad.

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