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FTC Acts to Prevent Tobacco Industry Deception About Tar, Nicotine Levels; Congress Should Give FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) The Federal Trade Commission today has taken important action to protect...

FTC Acts to Prevent Tobacco Industry Deception About Tar, Nicotine Levels; Congress Should Go Further by Giving FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Federal Trade Commission today has taken important action to protect public health by proposing to prohibit tobacco companies from claiming that ciga...

LCA Hails US Court of Appeals Decision to Affirm Lower Court Ruling Tobacco Companies Guilty of Massive Fraud and Deception

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed the US Court of Appeals' decision on Friday upholding the 2006 ruling that found tobacco companies guilty of fraud and lying about the dangers and addictiveness of smoking. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin...

Preliminary report on antidepressants published

...liminary report (see below). Unpublished data contain the potential for deception If not all available study data are available, this can lead to a strongly biased assessment. This potential for deception is of fundamental importance to all researchers who systematically assess d...

Video: truth(R) Asks: 'Do You Have What it Takes?'

...f Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a lower court decision finding that the industry engaged in a pattern of widespread fraud and deception -- with deadly health effects for the American public -- for a period of more than 50 years. The three-judge panel found "the [lower] court had befor...

Statement by American Legacy Foundation(R): Findings of Decades of Massive Fraud by Tobacco Industry Upheld in U.S. Court of Appeals

... for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the U.S. District Court's findings that the tobacco industry engaged in a pattern of widespread fraud and deception with deadly health effects for the American public - for a period of more than 50 years. In referring to the lower court decision, the three jud...

Health Groups Slam Tobacco Marketing to Women

...e, emphysema and many other types of cancer. "Big tobacco's blatant targeting of women is just an extension of a decades-long campaign of fraud and deception designed to addict children and adults to its deadly products," John R. Seffrin, chief executive of the American Cancer Society and its affiliate, the...

Deadly in Pink: New Report Warns Big Tobacco Has Stepped Up Targeting of Women and Girls

... removal of harmful ingredients. "Big Tobacco's blatant targeting of women is just an extension of a decades-long campaign of fraud and deception designed to addict children and adults to its deadly products," said John R. Seffrin, Ph.D., chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society an...

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Expands Consumer Regulatory Practice

...us Executive in the Senior Executive Service. As director of BCP, Parnes oversaw the enforcement of a wide range of laws designed to prevent fraud and deception in the commercial marketplace, safeguard consumer privacy, and provide consumers with important information about the goods and services they purchase...

Swiss Medical Group Selects ILog JRules to Streamline Claims Processing

...ystem, conspiracy to defraud between medical students, practitioners, patients and internal personnel was problematic and difficult to control. Today, deception is avoided by electronically processing claims using ILOG JRules and avoiding long-standing contracts between the claims processor and the practitione...
Deception in Biological News

Computers aid in cracking deception in plants

COLUMBIA, Mo. If the growing presence of computer 'geeks' on television crime shows is any indicator, computers are increasingly becoming essential tools for detecting and combating skullduggery. However, television detectives are not the only ones taking advantage of these tools. Researchers als...

Scholar unconvinced new lie-detection methods better than old ones

...fashioned lie detector, "you're not really getting deception so much as your body's reaction to the stress of d...e said, "they share this assumption that truth and deception are somehow connected. In deception studies, if you're looking at the polygraph or you...

National security remedies among topics at surveillance confab

... motion, a challenge in this type of work. Zhen Zhu, a senior Ph.D. student at UH, also made it through the review process to present his work on deception detection, funded by DACA, the Defense Academy on Credibility Assessment. DACA serves as the government's premiere educational center for polygraph a...

Male fish deceive rivals about their top mate choice

...ss or self-awareness is needed for a behavior like deception to occur." deception among animals has been seen before, he noted. For ...ate the potential for male mate choice copying and deception in natural populations, because male mate choice c...

Smell-wars between butterflies and ants

...cation in the journal Science this week , researchers from the Centre for Social Evolution (CSE) at the University of Copenhagen show that caterpillar deception is also a matter of smell, and that there is an ongoing co-evolutionary arms race in smell similarity between cheaters and their victims. Most peopl...

Three-way mating game of North American lizard found in distant European relative

...r-scissors: force (orange) defeats cooperation (white), cooperation defeats deception (yellow), and deception defeats force. Predicted to exist by evolutionary theorists Sewall Wrigh...

All placebos not created alike

...add evidence pointing to the existence of a placebo effect in a clinical environment, Kaptchuk does not recommend the use of placebos with patients or deception in the doctor-patient encounter. The aim is to understand how the ritual of healing affects health outcomes. ...
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