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Report – How Google Is Trying to Protect Your Drug Supply

“Illegal online pharmacies play a major role in the growing problem of counterfeit drugs, with regulation often challenging because they sell directly to consumers. As National Journal Correspondent Sophie Novack reports, though, some major internet players are working with the federal government to combat the problem. Writes Novack: “Google is now a member of the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies, a nonprofit formed in 2011 with the mission of promoting secure online pharmacies through ‘education, enforcement, and information sharing’… Other CSIP members include Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, Visa, American Express, UPS, and more. The group aims to partner with government officials, health providers, law enforcement, and other groups to educate patients about finding safe medicine online; aid law enforcement efforts; and create a public list of safe websites for consumers.”

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