Obesity task force linked to WHO takes "millions" from drug firms.

Ray Moynihan*

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he International Obesity Task Force has relied heavily on funding from the drug industry for a decade, despite being widely seen as an independent think tank and having ties to the World Health Organization.

Set up in the mid-1990s with help from grants from three drug companies, the task force aims to portray obesity as a “serious medical condition” and to promote better prevention and management strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1412-1412
Number of pages1
JournalBMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Issue number7555
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2006


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