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Bans On Skin-Bleaching Agents Likely Not Effective As Long As Skin-Lightening Industry Continues ‘Colorist Advertising’

Washington Post: Dangerous skin bleaching has become a public health crisis. Corporate marketing lies behind it. Ramya M. Vijaya, professor of economics at Stockton University “In the past several years, multinational corporations have heavily marketed the idea that lighter skin leads to more prosperity. As a result, dangerous skin bleaching…

USAID, PepsiCo, PepsiCo Foundation Announce Partnership To Address Global Food, Water Challenges By Enhancing Agricultural Productivity

USAID: USAID Administrator Mark Green and PepsiCo Leaders Announce Global Partnership “U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green, PepsiCo Director of Sustainable Agriculture Margaret Henry, and the President of the PepsiCo Foundation Jon Banner, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on June 7, 2019, in New York, to expand…

International Life Sciences Institute Acts As Lobby Group Not Health Non-Profit, Case Study Says

The Guardian: Science institute that advised E.U. and U.N. ‘actually industry lobby group’ “An institute whose experts have occupied key positions on E.U. and U.N. regulatory panels is, in reality, an industry lobby group that masquerades as a scientific health charity, according to a peer-reviewed study. The Washington-based International Life…

Takeda Pharmaceutical Makes First Private Sector Pledge To Global Fund’s 6th Replenishment

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Takeda Makes First Private Sector Pledge for Global Fund Replenishment “Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today became the first private sector company to announce a financial commitment to the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment. The new pledge, consisting of JP ¥ 1 billion (approximately…

More News In Global Health

Agence France-Presse: Eradicating polio in Pakistan, an endless battle (Lovett/Martin, 5/30). Al Jazeera: Philippines: Dying For Gold (5/30). Associated Press: Mozambique seeks $3.2 billion to recover from cyclones (Anna, 5/30). Devex: Is Canada’s feminist foreign aid policy working? (Halais, 5/31). The Lancet: UNAIDS survey aligns with so-called fourth 90 for…

Associated Press Series Examines Role Of Pharmaceutical Industry In Opioid Epidemic

Pulitzer Center: Opioid Abuse: From U.S. Epidemic to Global Pandemic? “As the pharmaceutical company blamed for launching America’s opioid crisis faces mounting lawsuits, its foreign arm is expanding globally, using some of the same dubious practices. Other companies are getting in on the lucrative market, too, and prescription rates are…