Saturday, June 23, 2007

Army pulls deceptive recruiting ad

The U.S. Army has quietly pulled a television recruitment ad that falsely claimed it could train recruits to become pharmacists, a spokesperson for the Army has confirmed to ABC News.

The Army took action following a complaint made by David Work, former president of The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, after he spotted the ad during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

Listing careers available in the Army, the 30-second spot included images of soldiers working in a pharmacy as a voice-over said, "They can be...pharmacists."

A pharmacy degree requires the completion of a six-year program at a school of pharmacy, which the Army does not offer.

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