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The Perils of Partnership: Industry Influence, Institutional Integrity, and Public Health

Jonathan H. Marks

Abstract

Collaboration with industry has become the paradigm in public health. Governments commonly develop close relationships with companies that are creating or exacerbating the very problems public health agencies are trying to solve. Nowhere is this more evident than in partnerships with food and soda companies to address obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases. The author argues that public-private partnerships and multistakeholder initiatives create webs of influence that undermine the integrity of public health agencies; distort public health research and policy; and reinforce the fra ... More

Keywords: ethics, public health, public good, public-private partnership, multistakeholder initiative, integrity, reciprocity, corporate influence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190907082
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190907082.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan H. Marks, author
Director of the Bioethics Program, Pennsylvania State University