Tag Archives: Marketing

How Big Pharma Markets To And Profits From A ‘Can’t-Pay-Attention Nation’ By
What came first: the disorder, the cure, or the marketing campaign to sell both? In the case of medicating a generation of children who were said to be “unusually hyperactive,” the answer to that question is addressed...
Altruistic Kidney Donation: Going Under The Knife To Save A Life By
Would you donate your kidney to a complete stranger? What would motivate someone to undertake such a random and extraordinary act of kindness? This week Mint Press News spoke with one such person – Maryann Ford, a 45-year-old woman from New York City who has made the...
Report: Colleges Sneakily Use Financial Aid To Attract Wealthier Students At Expense Of Poor By
A new report out this month found that affluent students are given more financial assistance than their lower-income peers. It’s a trend called “gapping,” where low-income students are given a financial aid package that does not come close to meeting their needs. The...
Catholic Church, FBI Blame Cult For Perpetuating Drug War By
The Vatican and Mexico are debating the merits of a cult operating under the guise of Christianity — one that the FBI has deemed a dark religion playing a role in drug-related violence that has led to the deaths of more than 70,000. At the forefront of the debate...
FDA Wants Cancer Warnings On Tanning Beds By
Indoor tanning beds would come with new warnings about the risk of cancer and be subject to more stringent federal oversight under a proposal unveiled Monday by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has regulated tanning beds and sun lamps for over 30 years, but for...
The Admission Arms Race: Six Ways Colleges Game Their Numbers By
As college-bound students weigh their options, they often look to the various statistics that universities trumpet 2014 things like the high number of applications, high test scores, and low acceptance rate. But students may want to consider yet another piece of info: the...
Drone Industry Sees Opportunity In Aftermath Of Boston Bombings By
A week after the Boston bombings killed three and injured more than 180, the drone industry is using the tragedy as a marketing tactic, arguing that drones could have been key for capturing the attack on camera and alerting those responding to the scene. Michael Toscano,...
Chile Rushes To Aid Ship In Antarctica After Fire By
A Chilean military tugboat was heading to Antarctica on Thursday to prevent an environmental disaster by retrieving a Chinese fishing ship that caught fire and began to drift dangerously near sharp glaciers. The Kai Xin vessel burned off the coast of Antarctica on Wednesday....
Colorado’s Marijuana Tourism Industry Is Already Budding By
Modeled after wine tours in California, there’s a new marijuana tourism industry budding in Colorado. But according to the Denver Post, the Colorado Tourism Office will not provide tourism assistance to any marijuana tourism companies. That hasn’t stopped two Denver-based...
Proposed California Law Would Require Digital Transparency By
Digital rights advocates in California may soon be able to put a tally mark in the “win” column, with the announcement that a new proposal may expose the secretive underground world of digital data exchanges. Known as the Right To Know Act (AB 1291), the new proposal...