The full content of Annals is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >
Editorials |

The Infant Formula Controversy: An International Health Policy Paradigm

[+] Article, Author, and Disclosure Information

2220 Twentieth St. NW; Washington, D.C.

Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(3):383-384. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-95-3-383
Text Size: A A A
This excerpt has been provided in the absence of an abstract.

The details of the most recent controversy over the inappropriate promotion and use and the harmful effects of infant formula, especially in the developing countries, have been extensively publicized by the media (1, 2) and in Congressional hearings. These issues, which had been in contention for years between industry and consumer activist groups and health-and-development professionals, have suddenly gained nationwide attention. The focal point for increased interest was the adoption by the annual Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) of an "International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes" in May 1981 (3). One-hundred eighteen nations of all geographic, economic,


First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).


Submit a Comment/Letter
Submit a Comment/Letter

Summary for Patients

Clinical Slide Sets

Terms of Use

The In the Clinic® slide sets are owned and copyrighted by the American College of Physicians (ACP). All text, graphics, trademarks, and other intellectual property incorporated into the slide sets remain the sole and exclusive property of the ACP. The slide sets may be used only by the person who downloads or purchases them and only for the purpose of presenting them during not-for-profit educational activities. Users may incorporate the entire slide set or selected individual slides into their own teaching presentations but may not alter the content of the slides in any way or remove the ACP copyright notice. Users may make print copies for use as hand-outs for the audience the user is personally addressing but may not otherwise reproduce or distribute the slides by any means or media, including but not limited to sending them as e-mail attachments, posting them on Internet or Intranet sites, publishing them in meeting proceedings, or making them available for sale or distribution in any unauthorized form, without the express written permission of the ACP. Unauthorized use of the In the Clinic slide sets will constitute copyright infringement.


Buy Now for $42.00

to gain full access to the content and tools.

Want to Subscribe?

Learn more about subscription options

Related Articles
Topic Collections
PubMed Articles
Forgot your password?
Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a reminder to the email address on record.