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Thursday, September 01, 2022

New Tobacco, Food and Opioid Industry Materials Posted

Tobacco Documents Update:
In August of last year, IDL staff conducted a final comprehensive reconciliation of our tobacco documents holdings, matching all Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds, Lorillard, Brown & Williamson and American Tobacco Company website records with our own, and adding missing or modified documents to our respective collections. This small batch of additions comes from our continuing reconciliation activities. There are still a handful of outstanding media materials located in the MN Depository that will be digitized and added to TTID at a later date so stay tuned!

Food Industry Documents Update:
New Collection: UC Davis Trade Policy and Health Collection - documents collected via FOIA requests for communications related to food industry influence on global trade policy and health.

3485 new documents posted to the USRTK Food Industry Collection - these materials largely contain communications between the Coca-Cola Company, the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, IFIC, and other related scientists/academics regarding ILSI, obesity, sugar and exercise.

97 documents added to the Fredrick Stare Papers - this batch of new documents completes our collection of Stare Papers. Dr. Stare was an American nutritionist regarded as one of the country’s most influential teachers of nutrition. In 1942, Stare founded the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, now the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In 1978, Stare co-founded and served as chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH). Our holdings now total 14,461 documents.

Opioid Industry Documents Update:
46 deposition videos uploaded to the Mallinckrodt Litigation Documents.
These videotaped depositions of Mallinckrodt employees and executives were taken in the opioid lawsuits and complement the already existing deposition transcripts.

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UCSF is now an institutional member of the Qualitative Data Repository!
The Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) is a dedicated archive for storing and sharing data (and accompanying documentation) generated or collected through qualitative and mixed-method research. UCSF researchers can use QDR to discover qualitative data for secondary research, and to share their own research data to satisfy publisher and funder data sharing requirements, including the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. As institutional members, UCSF researchers can deposit their data in QDR for free by signing up with their UCSF email. Learn more about this exciting development.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Season’s Greetings from the UCSF Industry Documents Library

At the end of another challenging year, we’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all of our researchers for your continuing support and connection to the Industry Documents Library.

Here are some of the achievements we reached in 2021:
15,194,052 documents now available through IDL!

From all of us at the IDL, we wish you a safe and festive holiday season, and a healthy and hopeful New Year ahead.
Kate, Rachel, Rebecca and Sven
Thursday, September 02, 2021

New Tobacco and Opioid Documents - September 2021

Tobacco Industry Documents Update
67 new tobacco industry documents were posted today!
This batch marks the final download from the tobacco company documents websites which are slated to come down in September 2021. For background on Judge Kessler's 2006 Order extending the document provisions to 2021, check out the Public Health Law Center's report on the DOJ Lawsuit. In addition, Jim Carrier's Washington Post piece discusses the significance of the tobacco industry documents and the final days of the Minnesota Depository.

In August, IDL staff conducted a final comprehensive reconciliation of our tobacco documents, matching all Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds, Lorillard, Brown & Williamson and American Tobacco Company website records with our own, and adding missing or modified documents to our respective collections. There are still a handful of outstanding media materials located in the MN Depository that will be digitized and added to TTID at a later date. It's the end of an era but not the end of the tobacco documents archive - we will be here for many years to come.
Opioid Industry Documents Update Preserving Opioid Industry Documents to Protect Public Health
Read our short piece about the recently launched Opioid Industry Documents Archive in Archival Elements, the newsletter of the Society of American Archivists Science, Technology, and Health Care Section.

New Papers and Publications
Pedroza-Tobias A; Crosbie E; Mialon M; Carriedo A; Schmidt LA. Food and beverage industry interference in science and policy: efforts to block soda tax implementation in Mexico and prevent international diffusion. BMJ Global Health; Aug 2021.

Kozlowski LT. Nicotine Addiction, Maurice Seevers, and the First Surgeon General Report on Cigarette Smoking and Health: Conflicting Terms and Interests. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Aug 2021.
Friday, August 13, 2021

Industry Documents Update - August 2021

Tobacco Industry Documents
155 new documents were posted to TTID yesterday including: 
Food Industry Documents
435 new documents posted to the USRTK Food Industry Collection - these materials largely contain communications between the Coca-Cola Company, the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and other related scientists/academics regarding ISCOLE and obesity in children.  More documents are forthcoming.

 6 new documents added to the Roger Adams Papers - Sugar Research Foundation meeting minutes and research reports from the 1960s.   

Technical Recommendations for Preserving Industry Documents Disclosed in Litigation
The IDL recently crafted the report Technical Recommendations for Preserving Industry Documents Disclosed in Litigation which is linked on our website under About/Overview. These recommendations come from two decades of experience collecting, preserving, and providing public access to industry documents disclosed in litigation, and offer recommendations on how to make these materials freely available in perpetuity and what costs should be included as part of settlements or judgements.
Thursday, July 08, 2021

5000+ New Industry Documents Posted!

5,054 new tobacco and opioid industry documents were added today!


Thursday, June 10, 2021

More Opioid, Tobacco and Food Industry Documents Online

Today, IDL staff added 1,266 new industry documents across 3 archives!
Thursday, May 13, 2021

12K New Industry Documents Posted including New Internal Insys Opioid Documents

11,953 new documents were added to IDL today!

Included in this new posting:
  • 4,809 Tobacco Industry Documents from RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris and Brown and Williamson files
  • 5,691 new Food Industry Documents from the USRTK Food Collection. The majority of these documents concern Coca-Cola partnerships with academic institutions and researchers on issues of obesity and exercise.
  • 1,453 Insys Therapeutics internal documents. This Insys Litigation Documents collection is being processed and posted over the course of the year (yes its a big collection!). The documents come from U.S. District Court records (District of Massachusetts, Boston) and from investigation by the New York State Office of the Attorney General.
    In 2016, former executives and managers of Insys Therapeutics Inc. (an opioid manufacturer which produced Subsys, a fentanyl-based pain medication) were indicted by a Grand Jury on charges including conspiracy to commit racketeering, mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to violate the anti-kickback law in relation to a nationwide conspiracy to bribe medical practitioners and defraud insurers.
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