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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Pharmaceuticals and Government

This case of Novo Nordisk providing funds for the Tasmanian Liberal senator's forum discussing obesity issues does not sound as bad as it could. There is no direct conflict of interest, and we should be happy to hear of money donated for public health awareness. We should be more concerned about the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which is funded by pharmaceutical companies. How can it be advocates for safe therapeutic goods when its operations are funded exclusively by the makers of those goods?

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