Google, GoDaddy Help Form Group To Fight Fake Online Pharmac

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Google, GoDaddy Help Form Group To Fight Fake Online Pharmac

Postby TeMerc » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:42 pm

Google and GoDaddy are heading up the formation of a nonprofit organization aimed at taking action against illegal online pharmacies. Also on board for the nonprofit are American Express, eNom, MasterCard, Microsoft, Network Solutions, Neustar, PayPal, Visa, and Yahoo.

The announcement of this private, industry-driven group aimed at taking down phony prescription drug peddlers online came during a meeting at the White House yesterday as part of the White House Intellectual Property Health and Safety Forum. Some 36 million Americans -- one in six -- has purchased prescription medication over the Internet without a valid prescription, according to new data released at the summit by The Partnership at Drugfree.org.
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