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No Free Lunch is merging with Healthy Skepticism

We are delighted to announce that Bob Goodman, the founder of No Free Lunch, has decided that NFL will merge with Healthy Skepticism.

 

We have surveyed NFL supporters regarding the merger. We extend a special welcome to NFL supporters who responded to the survey and have been added to our Healthy Skepticism free subscribers list to receive HS Updates about once a month. They will receive more information about Healthy Skepticism soon. We will publish results of the survey then begin upgrading and updating the NFL website. The NFL Pen Amnesty program is being revived and extended for relaunch soon.

 

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...to influence multinational corporations effectively, the efforts of governments will have to be complemented by others, notably the many voluntary organisations that have shown they can effectively represent society’s public-health interests…
A small group known as Healthy Skepticism; formerly the Medical Lobby for Appropriate Marketing) has consistently and insistently drawn the attention of producers to promotional malpractice, calling for (and often securing) correction. These organisations [Healthy Skepticism, Médecins Sans Frontières and Health Action International] are small, but they are capable; they bear malice towards no one, and they are inscrutably honest. If industry is indeed persuaded to face up to its social responsibilities in the coming years it may well be because of these associations and others like them.
- Dukes MN. Accountability of the pharmaceutical industry. Lancet. 2002 Nov 23; 360(9346)1682-4.