Editorial: protecting public health research from inappropriate corporate influence

In an editorial in the November 2018 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, CUNY SPH Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg emphasizes the importance of protecting public health research from inappropriate corporate influence. Corporate sponsorship of new bodies of faux science on climate change, tobacco, unhealthy food and pharmaceuticals, Freudenberg warns, put the credibility of independent public health researchers at risk.

“Mixing the apples of independent science designed to inform policy with the oranges of science designed to advance corporate interests leaves policymakers with a fruit salad that may be a faulty guide to public health practice”, Freudenberg writes.

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