Wednesday, November 4, 2009

If docs will sell out to Coca Cola, do you think they have any problem selling out to Big Pharma? Docs discover "Coke Adds Life!"


If docs will sell out to Coca Cola, do you think they have any problem selling out to Big Pharma? American Academy of Family Physicians discovers miracle cure: “Coke adds life!!”



If docs will sell out to Coca Cola, do you think they have any problem selling out to Big Pharma? American Academy of Family Physicians discovers miracle cure: “Coke adds life!!”

http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/publications/news/news-now/inside-aafp/20091006cons-alli-coke.html


You just can’t make this stuff up. October 6, 2009. This press release has apparently been out for a mnoth, but media are just now running with this story. I believe because Center for Science in the Public Interest has hammered AAFP:
http://cspinet.org/new/200910211.html


AAFP: Why?

I kid you not: They declare: to diversify support beyond Big Pharma: “The Consumer Alliance program also will create a new source of funding for AAFP, which, in recent years, has broadened its search for funding outside the pharmaceutical industry.”

So, do we now believe that AAFP will no longer be beholden to Big Pharma, will no longer be shills for pills?

Do we think they will decrease their dependence upon Big Pharma?

Only time will tell.

Are they gonna say Coke is healthy? Is it as good, or better, than other family physician type stuff, such as immunizations? Will their new slogan be “Cokes, Not Pokes!” how about “Cola, Not Ebola!”

Ouch. This story is making my stomach hurt. I am getting a case of dys PEPSI a. Maybe a coke would settle my stomach.

Sadly, there is probably not a more deleterious health influence that the AAFP could have chosen. The relations between sodas consumed and poor health outcomes are robust (no pun intended). Coke is omnipresent, including in our public schools, as the child obesity epidemic swings into full force. There have been simple before / after trials of removing coke machines from schools, and corresponding U-turns in the health of the kids. There are many weight-loss success stories where a person’s first step was to cut out cokes.

Cheeto’s would have been better: at least there is nutritional content in a Cheeto.

Coke adds life! Enjoy!

No comments: