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Study shows sugar industry buried evidence of health risks

“UCSF has put its stake in the ground on exposing industry manipulation of science.”

Dorie Apollonio, PhD

Apollonio
Professor

My research considers the role of scientific evidence and interest group lobbying in decision making on public health. This work uses multiple data sources including internal industry documents, campaign finance reports, administrative datasets, and interviews.

Ban Voted on Tobacco Industry Funds

UCSF faculty members voted last December 52% to 48% to no longer accept funds from manufacturers of tobacco products or their subsidiaries. Those in favor of the ban argued that UCSF must oppose tobacco industry funding of academia since the health sciences campus is a leader in tobacco control policies and the fight against nicotine addiction and tobacco use prevention.

Tobacco Industry Cover-up of 1981 Passive Smoke Study Revealed

The tobacco industry was the silent partner behind a study to refute an influential 1981 Japanese research study about the harmful effects of passive smoke, according to UCSF School of Pharmacy tobacco policy scientist Lisa Bero, PhD and her colleague Mi-Kyung Hong, MPH. For more information, see "

Tobacco Firms Weaken Market for Anti-Smoking Products

Tobacco companies have used their financial ties with nicotine gum and nicotine patch manufacturers to pressure these firms into weakening their marketing of nicotine replacement products according to research by UCSF School of Pharmacy scientist Lisa Bero, PhD presented in an August 14, 2002 article of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) titled “Financial Ties and Conflicts of Interest