Bing can protect you from buying counterfeit or unsafe drugs online

Discussion in 'Tech News and Opinion' started by VUBot, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. VUBot

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    Healthcare and prescription costs have been going through the roof in recent years, while people still struggle with a bad economy. To make matters worse, older people are living longer (a good thing), while many younger people are in worse health than ever before (a terrible thing). Obesity, diabetes, heart disease -- huge problems.

    With all of these struggles, people turn to the internet for medical advice and discount drugs -- scary. True, not all online pharmacies are bad; quite the contrary, but some of them sell expired, dangerous, and counterfeit drugs, which can have tragic results. Luckily, Bing is now protecting is users from this scourge. Whether you are buying Viagra, insulin or heart pills, Microsoft's search engine will have your back.

    "When there is a significant risk of serious harm to the public from purchasing unsafe, counterfeit and other illegal drugs online, the Bing team wants to help our users make informed decisions. With this goal in mind, we are rolling out a new set of warnings on Bing.com to give our customers more information about the dangers of visiting unsafe online pharmacies", says The Bing Team.

    The team further says, "this warning will appear if a Bing user clicks on a pharmaceutical site that has been cited by the FDA as a fake online pharmacy engaged in illegal activity, such as offering potentially dangerous, unapproved and misbranded prescription drugs to U.S. consumers. We will be using the FDA’s public list of these sites, which is updated on an ongoing basis".


    Of course, these potentially dangerous pill-pushing websites will likely close and reopen under new names to avoid such detection. Don't worry, Bing has plans for this too. You see, it will continue to update its list as the FDA does. While it will never detect 100 percent of shady online pharmacies, it will certainly help.

    Before you complain that Microsoft is being paternalistic in its approach, please know that it is not blocking these sites. If for whatever reason you want to ignore the advice of Bing or the FDA, you can continue to the site anyway. This is obviously not a smart move and would not be recommended.

    Could a legit site accidentally get on the FDAs list? Sure. In this case, Bing explains that the website owner can plead its case to the FDA and try to get removed.

    Do you buy your prescriptions online? Tell me in the comments.

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  2. maddistrong


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    In fact, there are a huge number of uncertified pharmacies on the market and on the Internet, and I don’t understand why the government is not doing anything. In any case, it is very dangerous and you should always check the quality certificate. For example, my father recently faced I am a spammer ban me dysfunction, and given the fact that all pharmacies in the city are closed due to quarantine, he had to order Viagra from online pharmacies and he came across a couple of questionable sites and as a result, after a long search, he ordered viagra online from reliable Internet pharmacies and there was even a quality certificate. So do not believe the scumbags!
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2020

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