To the Editor We read with interest the Viewpoint on relationships between the American Academy of Pediatrics and infant formula companies.1 The United Kingdom has a very different health system from the United States and prohibits formula gift bags and advertising of breast milk substitutes. In 2016, we undertook a consultation with Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) members about acceptance of funding from commercial organizations, leading to revised processes that may be of interest to pediatricians globally.
Neena Modi, Judith Ellis, Mary Marsh. The UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s Policy on Funding From Commercial Organizations. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(10):1016–1017. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.2470