Tag Archives: policy

Viewpoints: If Only U.S. Health Policy Was This Good; Why Didn’t People Care About Opioid Epidemic Until It Hit White, Middle-Class America?

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The New York Times: What Can The U.S. Health System Learn From Singapore? Singapore’s health care system is sometimes held up as an example of excellence, and as a possible model for what could come next in the United States. When we published the results… Read More »

Coke Caught Influencing Health Policy Again, Increasing Obesity

Using convoluted logic to protect their profit margins, Big Soda, and particularly Coca-Cola, is using some of the same strategies in China that got them into public relations trouble in the U.S. Sweetened beverages have been identified as a major contributor to the rising rate of obesity and diabetes around the world, including a meteoric… Read More »

Harvard research reveals Coke’s fingerprints on health policy in China

A complex network of research funding, institutional ties, and personal influence allowed Coca-Cola, through connections with a nonprofit group, to exert substantial influence over obesity science and policy solutions in China, nudging government policy into alignment with the company’s corporate interests, a Harvard study has found. Professor Susan Greenhalgh’s study reveals not just efforts by… Read More »