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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Over 9000 Industry Documents Posted Today

9579 new industry documents were added to IDL today!

New Tobacco Industry Documents include:
New Food Industry Documents:
Friday, June 14, 2019

5,600+ New Industry Documents Posted in Tobacco, Food and Drug Archives

Tobacco Industry Documents:
3189 new documents added


Drug Industry Documents:
A new set of documents from Paxil litigation demonstrate the ghostwriting of a medical article for a core journal. Includes communication between Sally Laden of the now-shuttered medical communications company, Scientific Therapeutics Information, Inc, (STI), SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, and Charles Nemeroff (as well as other academics/physicians) in the course of crafting an article for GSK's study 352 (A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Comparison of Imipramine and Paroxetine in the Treatment of Bipolar Depression) earmarked for publication in the American Journal of Psychiatry.


Food Industry Documents:
2634 documents were added to the USRTK Food Industry Collection. This set of documents concern the activities of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), a global organization funded by large multinational food and beverage companies, including Coca-Cola. ILSI was founded in 1978 by Alex Malaspina, a vice president at Coca-Cola. The communications between ILSI and academic researchers at U.S. universities illustrate the network connecting for-profit food and beverage companies with scientific experts who produce research and recommendations affecting government policy and regulation.


New Papers and Publications:
The IDL Bibliography added 5 new papers written using Tobacco and Food Industry Documents.

Friday, March 22, 2019

5000+ New Industry Documents Posted

Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Update:
1362 tobacco industry documents were added to IDL this week! Includes: Food Industry Documents Archive Update:
4,346 documents were added to the William Darby Papers this week. William Darby was a member of the National Academy of Science and became President of the Nutrition Foundation, a major processed food trade group which included sugar companies. Acquired from Vanderbilt University, these selected papers include nutrition science committee records, correspondence within the field, and public relations files on sugar and food additives. This batch brings the total holdings in our Darby Collection to over 40,000 documents!
Friday, March 15, 2019

What do Kool-Aid and Marlboro have in common? The tobacco industry...

A new paper out this week in the BMJ reveals how the tobacco industry applied their marketing tactics to sugar sweetened beverages and turned generations of children into customers.

Nguyen Kim H, Glantz Stanton A, Palmer Casey N, Schmidt Laura A. Tobacco industry involvement in children’s sugary drinks market BMJ 2019; 364 :l736.

Kim H Nguyen of UCSF's Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, and colleagues Laura Schmidt, Casey Palmer and Stanton Glantz dug into the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents to show that many of today’s leading children’s drink brands were once owned and developed by tobacco companies. The tobacco companies initially acquired soft drink brands to diversify and documents show they applied marketing strategies aimed at kids (colors, flavors, cartoon characters) to promote and develop the brands. Although the brands have since been sold to food companies, the marketing techniques remain in use.

New York Times piece on the article:
Jacobs, Andrew. How Big Tobacco Hooked Children on Sugary Drinks - New York Times, March 14, 2019


Example = The Evolution of Advertising for Hawaiian Punch
Evolution of advertising for Hawaiian Punch

Friday, February 22, 2019

28,000+ New Food and Chemical Industry Documents Uploaded

It's been a busy month for our Food Industry Documents Archive!
  • The New York Times Coca-Cola Collection contains 1700 documents with more to come. Donated by NYT journalist Anahad O'Connor, these documents shed light on the Coca Cola backed non-profit group Global Energy Balance Network (GEBN), an organization that aimed to promote physical activity instead of reduced sugar consumption as a solution to chronic disease and obesity.
  • Over 23,000 new documents were added to the William Darby Papers Collection
  • 3,900 new documents were added to the Great Western Sugar Company Collection

Chemical Industry Documents Archive
We are pleased to announce the addition of the PFAS Collection to our Chemical Industry Documents Archive. This initial set of internal documents, donated by the film team behind "The Devil We Know," discuss the toxicity of C8, pending litigation, and DuPont's messaging around the exposure levels found in the buildings and surrounding areas.

Public Lectures/Talks
We had a number of well-attended and compelling talks showcasing our Food Industry and Chemical Industry Archives last year. We now have the videos of these public events posted permanently under Public Lectures on our Research Tools tab. We hope to continue to provide these talks as new collections and industry archives are added.

Bibliography Additions
New papers added to the Bibliography include:

  • Maani Hessari,Ruskin, McKee & Stuckler. Public Meets Private: Conversations Between Coca-Cola and the CDC. Milbank Quarterly, 2019.
  • Crosbie, Bialous, Glantz. Memoranda of understanding: a tobacco industry strategy to undermine illicit tobacco trade policies. Tobacco Control, 2019.

Friday, January 25, 2019

4,398 New Industry Documents Posted to the IDL

A total of 4398 new documents were added to the Industry Documents Library this week!

Tobacco Documents:
The 4266 Tobacco Industry Documents include:
  • 37 Philip Morris records
  • 4195 RJ Reynolds records
  • 20 Lorillard records
  • 3 B&W records
  • 11 American Tobacco records
Food Industry Documents:
We are excited to announce 132 documents in our new USRTK Food Industry Collection. This new document set includes correspondence among the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC), governmental health organizations, and the Coca-Cola Company.
Thursday, December 13, 2018

8790 New Industry Documents Posted

A total of 8,790 new industry documents were added to the IDL today: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Tobacco Industry Documents Bibliography update:
4 new papers and publications have been added to the bibliography including articles on menthol's use in recruiting and retaining young smokers in Singapore, TTCs in Paraguay, and the tobacco industry's influence on policies in Oklahoma.
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