Google Bans Ads Leading To Luxury Rehab Centre In The UK

Early this year, some Google users looking for information regarding drug addiction in the United Kingdom might have experienced seeing misleading advertisements that would redirect them to pricey luxury rehab center and facilities in the area. However, after the release of a report that Google apparently has been making millions of dollars from these ads, the company has announced that it is banning this category in the UK.

Restricted Ads

A spokesperson for Google explains that substance abuse is a growing problem all over the world, and this has led to unethical practices that they need to understand more. The spokesperson explains that such advertisements from expensive luxury rehab center and the likes have been completely banned within the ad categories in the United States, and they are extending this ban to the United Kingdom while they consult experts on how to better connect individuals with the rehabilitation help that they need.

Why Ban

The issue with these advertisements is that instead of finding the information that they need, vulnerable individuals may be redirected to pages offering rehabilitation and treatment that cost an arm and a leg. There is no real problem if this is exactly what they are looking for, but if not, there is misinformation going on. The fact that some parties profit from it would seem that they are earning money from these people who are just trying to get help and information—and for many, this is not a good way for a company to be earning.

Referrals and Commissions

According to a study conducted by the Times, some private clinics give commission to third-party referrers. This commission can go up to tens of thousands of dollars for every referral. To connect patients to these clinics, some companies claimed to have paid around $270 for every click on their ad that promises free helpline. This would also get them help from a representative from Google on how to maintain their position on the search results on the search engine.

Beyond the Search for Rehabs

While third party referrals earn from this, Google is also reported to have been profiting from the scheme. This wasn’t limited to searches regarding rehabs as well. In May 2017, the Broadband for America (BFA) had advertisements supporting net neutrality, which redirected users to a page that was against it. However, the misinformation was attributed to technical glitches, and no one was held responsible for it, and possibly profiting off it.



Initiatives Of Concern Worldwide That Help Most Backward Communities

Concern worldwide is a charitable organization that works to uplift the most backward and vulnerable communities in around twenty six countries across the world. The organization aims to improve the living conditions of the poorest countries by adopting sustainable practices.

The charity is supported by various government organizations, donors like Denis Obrien and other fundraisers. The organization has various flagship programs that aim to improve the overall living conditions of the people in these poorest of the poor countries.

Some of the programs conducted by concern worldwide are

Livelihood programs

These programs of concern worldwide aim to bring people out of poverty by enabling them to secure a livelihood. The organization works through two approaches to increase the livelihoods of people in poorest communities. The graduation approach aims to gradually move the families from poverty towards sustainable livelihood. The program uses different tools like social assistance, providing to access to financial services and livelihood development through skill based training to achieve the target. The other way the charity improves livelihoods is through providing climate smart agriculture which equip the farmers struggling with climate change to develop smart alternatives that help them to cope with climate changes.

Health and nutrition

The concern worldwide is one of the causes supported by Denis Obrien. The charity aims to improve the health and nutrition conditions of the most backward communities. The initiatives of the organization are aimed to improve mother and child health, prevent malnutrition and hunger, provide clean and safe drinking water, improving sanitation and living conditions and increase knowledge about health issues.


Concern worldwide considers education as the key for all round development. The charitable organization supported by Denis Obrien, aims to provide good education to the children of backward countries in order to break the poverty cycle by providing equal employment opportunities and income. It believes education is the key to improve health and nutrition. The organization provides safe learning environment for the children of these communities.

Emergency teams

The charitable organization responds fast in times of natural calamities and emergencies. The organization supported by Denis O’Brien, works to build community resilience among the vulnerable countries which are prone to natural calamities.


Cleveland Clinic To Install Frosted Glass Privacy Window Film

We just love to find case studies about frosted glass privacy window film projects that provide relevant benefits. A Cleveland clinic recently published an article about these frosted window films and how it saved them money and improved their health and safety inside the hospital premises.

Seeking a Cost-Efficient Solution

The Nursing Director in their Florida location was finding new ways to enhance hygiene and avoid possible infection. A recent study showed the hospital privacy curtains can acquire rapid contamination with bacteria. Anytime a hospital staff will touch the curtains to enter and exit the room, they risk themselves as carriers of infection-causing pathogens, especially when they interact with their patients.

The Cleveland clinic then initiated a committee to provide solutions to the problem which included converting disposable curtains; switching to partition screens; and installing blinds and using frosted glass privacy window film on existing glass.

The Frosted Window Film Wil Help Save Money Every Year

The Nursing Director said, “When curtains are removed and replaced with window film installation on the doors and windows, it will save the Cleveland clinic thousands of dollars for manpower and laundering.”

The installation of frosted glass privacy window film will not only save huge expenses for the hospital, it can potentially protect all its patients from harmful infections. This is the kind of story that everyone is excited and eager to experience. The window film can be installed in just one day, and that curtains will no longer be needed. It should also provide ambient light to come inside through the doors and windows.

All the nurses working for the Cleveland Clinic are happy they are done with the curtains, not just because they are potentially prone to infection to patients, but because they don’t need to be disrupted with the frequent changes and disinfecting of the curtains.

The Frosted Window Film Will Bring New Standards for the Hospital

The staff of the Cleveland Clinic are now happier with the result of the installation of frosted glass privacy window film. They are planning to have it installed in more ICU rooms as well this July 2018. They have considered it a new benchmark for the hospital.


Guns For Sale In Sydney Are Used For Pest Control On The Lower North Shore

Currently, a new figure reveals that around more than a thousand of registered gun owners are dominating the weapon industry sales. This wasn’t expected more than five years later. The weaponry is used for pest control on the Lower North Shore through hunting and target shooting of wild pests.

Across the lower North Shore about 18,910 are registered with firearms,but only 4, 170 have licences since May 2015. Residential areas like those from Mosman, Hornsby, Turramurra, Roseville and Chatswood have nearly a thousand guns registered to their residents.

A reputable government spokesman said that there is a continuous buildup of firearms within the community, and for every nine residents in NSW, there is one owning a gun. People are now holding guns for no legitimate reason at all.  And some of them are encouraging their own politicians to make laws to stop being fully armed and not to follow the dangerous path of what it’s like owning guns.

The main reason why Sydney people try to acquire their own guns is for pest control on the Lower North Shore to eliminate various feral pest infiltrations. They tend to scare the pests by pulling the gun and firing at them. In the North Shore area, there are several gun clubs and ranges opening. There are also those who travel the bush and on public land just to shoot these pests. They also buy firearms without acquiring proper documentation or licences and therefore, illegally own it.

Many stores in Sydney have extensive years of experience in selling guns. They say the reason why people buy the guns is for target shooting and hunting as a form of pest control on the Lower North Shore, specifically wild pests. People buying a gun have many legitimate reasons, especially if it’s aimed at killing pests. They may be used for clay pigeon shooting where they use it as a sport. People use the guns as a hobby by eliminating the feral animals.

However, a local gun club secretary noticed that there really is no increase in club members. They fear that such purchase is used for personal reasons to satisfy their wants of eliminating pests.


Addiction Rehab Ads Coming Back To Google

Ads for facilities like Los Angeles Best Rehab will be coming back to Google’s pages, as the company has rescinded its hiatus on them, but with a catch. The only ads that’ll be popping up in Google will be from rehab facilities that pass an independent background checks, as per Google’s mandate.

According to Google’s Senior Director of Global Product Policy, David Graff, the company works to help reliable healthcare providers of all stripes to establish themselves online and connect to anyone who might be in need of their assistance. He adds that substance abuse is a growing problem, one that has led to deceptive maneuvers by unsavory actors.

To counteract this, Google will be teaming up with Oregon-based LegitScript, a company that handles verification and monitoring to filter out legitimate pharmacies and rehab centers like Los Angeles Best Rehab from the counterfeits and scammers. The company is currently putting together a new certification program, designed for use with drug and alcohol treatment providers, which include criminal background checks. This program will be used on potential advertisers on Google AdWords, and only those that pass can purchase ad spots.

LegitScript says that acquiring approval won’t be too costly, as the application fee will only cost $995, pass or fail, while the annual fee for continued certification will clock in at $1,995/year. According to CEO John Horton, the company is excited about this new program, which he considers a natural extension of the work the company has done in the past to alleviate the problem of rogue internet pharmacies, which has been attributed to prescription drug abuse, among other issues.

The Southern California News Group spent a whole year studying the addiction industry, discovering the myriad of issues that steal millions from pockets, both public and private, across the country. Google ads have been criticized for allowing such a problem to pass by unnoticed, at least where their ads are concerned. As such, many are seeing this new precaution by Google as a good step forward.

Activists have pointed out that, as the US’s #1 addiction treatment referrer, Google has a responsibility to the vulnerable that browse their sites.

Graff has stated that the problem is a complex one to tackle, by he believes that this cooperation with LegitScript is a good way to start.