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Comment & Response
October 2017

The UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s Policy on Funding From Commercial Organizations

Author Affiliations
  • 1Imperial College London, London, England
  • 2Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London, England
JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(10):1016-1017. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.2470

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.

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