It is striking that for drugs they have put so many barriers and this has not been done with food. There are many food issues where there is a very serious problem
Why, given this reality, Health does not intervene and put limits on the food industry? " They should stop him now. Tax sugary drinks, for example, but that this money is not used to raise money. Actually, there seems to be a priority interest in public health. I think it is necessary to intervene in a clearer way. No barriers have been put in place for food companies, and that's how we are, "the doctor tells us.
" It is striking that for drugs they have put so many barriers and this has not been done with food. There are many food issues where there is a very serious problem," says Martínez-González, who delves into this issue on page 130 of the book, where he refers to a study called The Tactics of Big Soda, which details, with names and surnames, the millions of euros behind all this.
Paid researchers and studies
If you have come this far, reading, now you will ask yourself: why are we not told anything? Are there not studies or investigations that prove all this and make the authorities act?
Related to this is the alleged lack of bias of many investigators, who would have charged impressive sums of money to say what their payer wanted them to say. In this regard, the book refers to a 2003 study, published in the journal JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), on the relationship between financing by Big Pharma and its impact on the conclusions of the articles.
The study found that a quarter of the researchers were funded by the pharmaceutical industry, and approximately two-thirds of the academic institutions had a stake in the pharmaceutical corporations that funded the research. A significant association was shown between research funding by certain pharmaceutical companies and findings in favor of those industries.
There are and have been some scientists who have surrendered to the commercial profits of companies and are telling lies out of pure commercial interest
In other words, the probability that the conclusions were favorable to the commercial interests of Big Pharma was multiplied when those who paid were these corporations, compared to studies with independent financing. It was found that, many times, those who paid required the researchers to pass the data to them before publishing it.
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