Google Health Advisory Panel
There's been quite a bit of hullabaloo over the composition of the new Google Health Advisory Panel. Assorted people have pointed out, with varying degrees of indignation, the absence of nurses, medical librarians and radiologists on the panel.
The whole thing is complete and utter bullshit.
When searching for an all-night pharmacy for a patient brings up a sidebar full of ads to buy Vicodin, Viagra and all sorts of other substances WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION [emphasis theirs, of course] who the hell does Google think they're fooling? You can also locate an acupuncturist, a chiropractor and a Reiki practitioner near you 24/7. You could probably find a hit man without too much difficulty as well.
Although it may not be illegal to advertise something illegal (but it should be) Google is still a joke -- and not a very funny one -- when it comes to health promotion.