A Shocking 80% Of Yahoo Advertised Pharmacies Illegal

August 18, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – A new report on Yahoo has shown that 80% of it’s advertised pharmacies follow illegal practices, including giving medications without prescriptions.

Other offenses include a number of prescription drugs, including narcotics and other potentially addictive medications, being shipped in from India, which is against various laws and regulations by the FDA.

The findings outline a continuing problem within search engines, which give people easy access to medications that have to be carefully regulated.  An earlier report indicates Microsoft’s search engine now used by Yahoo was also profiting from illegal online pharmacy ads.

The purchasing of prescription medications online has contributed to several tragic cases of overdose or death, such as in the case of Justin Pearson, a teenage boy who died using Vicodin he had bought to fuel his habit online.

His father, Dan Pearson, was quoted by PR Newswire in a press release by LegitScript:

“My daily trip to the cemetery to visit my son only reinforces my resolve to address this national travesty. The search engines have said for years that they are taking effective steps to stop no-prescription-required Internet pharmacies from advertising. Until they get serious about this, parents like myself will continue to bury our children.”


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