Wednesday, November 14, 2018FOOD
Announcing the UCSF Food Industry Documents Archive
The UCSF Industry Documents Library (IDL) is pleased to announce the launch of the Food Industry Documents Archive
, a brand new collection of over 30,000 documents related to the food industry and its impact on public health. These documents, now available online for the first time, highlight marketing, research, and policy strategies used by food companies and trade groups, and reveal the communications and connections between industry, academic, and regulatory organizations.
The Food Industry Documents Archive was created in collaboration with the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
The Food Industry Documents were digitized and made available online through partnerships with other libraries, archives, and related organizations, bringing together historical and contemporary materials to support inquiry into long-standing industry practices. Major collections include:
The Braga Brothers Collection
(2,801 Documents): Selected documents from the Braga Brothers Collection at the University of Florida. The principal holdings in this collection are the administrative records of Louis V. Placé, Jr., vice president of the W.J. McCahan Sugar Refining and Molasses Company, who also served on the executive committee of the Sugar Institute and later helped initiate the Sugar Research Foundation
DC Leaks Coca Cola Emails
(346 Documents): internal emails obtained by DC Leaks, containing conversations between Coca Cola executives and Capricia Marshall, a communications consultant working with Coca Cola as well as the Clinton campaign, which describe a variety of strategies to defeat local and national public health policies regarding sugary beverages
Robert Shank Papers
(17,969 Documents): Contains selected documents from the Robert E. Shank Papers housed at the Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University, St. Louis. Shank was associated with the formation of standards for minimum dietary allowances by the National Research Council Food and Nutrition Board and served as a consultant to the U.S. Public Health Service, the Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for National Defense, the Pan American Health Organization, several food industry associations and government-sponsored nutrition programs in Latin America
Additional collections will be added over the next year.
Topics include: the Sugar Research Foundation, the International Sugar Research Foundation, the Sugar Institute, cane and beet sugar production, sugar-sweetened beverages, sugared snack foods advertised to children, the U.S. Public Health Service, and the National Research Council Food and Nutrition Board.
These documents have been used as the source for a number of publications including:
Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat
, by Marion Nestle
: Big Sugar’s Sweet Little Lies
, by Gary Taubes and Cristin Kearns
New York Times
: Sugar Industry Long Downplayed Potential Harms
, by Anahad O’Connor
The Food Industry Documents Archive collection joins the existing Tobacco, Drug, and Chemical Industry Documents collections, allowing users to search across industries and identify common tactics used to sway scientific research, shape public opinion, and influence policies and regulations meant to protect public health.
Thursday, October 11, 2018TOBACCO
16K New Tobacco Industry Documents Posted15,957 tobacco documents
were added to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents today
Catch up on additions to the Bibliography (papers/publications using tobacco industry documents):
Benson,T. Big Tobacco Already Eyeing Pot
, Rolling Stone, 2018.
Ling,P; Glantz,S. Tobacco company strategies to identify and promote the benefits of nicotine
. Tobacco Control, 2018.
Hawkins,B.;McCambridge,J. Can internal tobacco industry documents be useful for studying the UK alcohol industry?
BMC Public Health, 2018.
Apollonio,D.E.;Glantz,S.A. Marketing with tobacco pack onserts: a qualitative analysis of tobacco industry documents
Tobacco Control, 2018.
Elias,J; Ling,PM. Invisible smoke: third-party endorsement and the resurrection of heat-not-burn tobacco products
. Tobacco Control, 2018.
Persoskie,A.;Donaldson,E.A.;Ryant,C. How tobacco companies have used package quantity for consumer targeting
. Tobacco Control, 2018.
Elias J; Hendlin Y; Ling P. Public versus internal conceptions of addiction: An analysis of internal Philip Morris documents
. PLoSMed, 2018.
van der Eijk,Y.; Bialous,S.A.; Glantz,S. The Tobacco Industry and Children's Rights
. Pediatrics, 2018.
Thursday, August 16, 2018CHEMICALTOBACCO
800+ New Tobacco and Chemical Industry Documents Posted
New documents have been added to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents and the Chemical Industry Documents Archive:
394 new Agrichemical Industry documents representing additional documents acquired from the Monsanto Roundup cancer cases as well as documents acquired via FOIA requests to the EPA and FDA concerning glyphosate.
Monday, July 23, 2018DRUG
Pinnacle Hip Replacement Litigation Documents Online
The UCSF Drug Industry Documents Archive (DIDA) is please to announce the Pinnacle Litigation Documents, a new collection of documents from the MDL lawsuit DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation.
From 2002 to 2012, DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), manufactured metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants sold under the brand name Pinnacle. The lawsuit charged the hip implant was defectively designed and fraudulently marketed and that DePuy failed to warn patients and doctors about the risks of the devices. Prosecutors claimed that DePuy, in an effort to gain and keep a large share of the hip replacement market, rushed the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant to market without ever testing it in humans. Instead, the company used a loophole known as the FDA's 510(k) regulatory pathway. The 510(k) allowed manufacturers to skip clinical trials and test the implants only on mechanical simulators if they could show the implants were 'substantially equivalent' to other devices already in use.
The plaintiffs in the Pinnacle lawsuits experienced high levels of cobalt and metal ion in their systems, a condition called metallosis, due to the wear from the surface of the implant’s femoral head. Ultimately, many of these hip implants failed and had to be replaced. In addition to defective design and health risks, the suit charged DePuy fraudulently marketed the Pinnacle hip replacement system by using a team of 'design surgeons' as a sales force. Called KOLs (key opinion leaders), these surgeons signed off on ghostwritten articles, hosted speaking engagements and large regional sales meetings, and taught other surgeons how to use the Pinnacle system. In return, documents show these design surgeons received millions of dollars in royalties from the sales of the Pinnacle hip replacement system.
Monday, July 23, 2018TOBACCO
More Tobacco Depositions and Trial Testimony posted
A new set of deposition and trial testimony transcriptss
as well as a few new industry documents were posted to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Library. The court transcripts and depositions were donated by Robert Proctor, PhD.
Thursday, June 21, 2018DRUGTOBACCO
New Tobacco and Drug Industry Documents Posted345 new documents
were added to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents library today.
New Collection of Cymbalta Litigation Documents
This set of documents comes from the MSJ: Hagan-Brown & Ali v. Eli Lilly and Company; Case No. 1:14-cv-01614-AJT-JFA
The case alleges Lilly omitted important information about the drug’s withdrawal risks in the company’s labeling and marketing materials and therefore consumers were unable to make an informed choice about whether to take Cymbalta.