Archive for May, 2015

Testosterone has other important functions

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Bowing to public pressure the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. of Winston-Salem N.C. has recently announced it will retire its controversial Joe Camel advertising character (seen here on a special “collector’s pack” of Camel cigarettes).  Anti-tobacco activists have roundly condemned R.J. Reynolds for its Joe Camel advertising which they say is clearly aimed at children and adolescents. A survey in a December 1991 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association found the Joe Camel character was as recognizable to six-year-olds as Mickey Mouse.  This past May the U.S. Federal Trade Commission a U.S. advisory body threatened to take the tobacco manufacturer to court if it did not stop using Joe Camel in its advertising.
Hamilton – More explicit and sophisticated health care contracts with shorter life spans are likely to become de rigeur when it comes to ensuring adequate provision of services says an international expert in the field.  In Canada though where contracts between doctors (more…)