Consumers can't be blamed for clicking on these advertisements in attempts to find the best deals available for themselves and their families. But oftentimes these sites are distribution centers for unregulated, illegally imported, and even counterfeit prescription medications.
The cost of life-saving drugs can be prohibitive in this country, many times more than what people from other countries pay for the same drugs. As a result, 35 million Americans don't fill their prescriptions, cut their pills in half or otherwise don't comply with their medication regimen.
Some U.S. states, like New York, now require that most health professionals write prescriptions electronically, without giving you a paper prescription. So are you out of luck if need a paper prescription? Fortunately, not.
Google is a great company with brilliant minds. It has proven that it can do amazing things when it puts its mind to it. Hopefully, one of these days, it will make keeping dangerous and sometimes tainted drugs that come from disreputable overseas peddlers a priority as well.