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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Lobby Watch: The Social Issues Research Centre
Authors: Miller, David
De, Andrade Marisa
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Keywords: Community health nursing
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Citation: Miller D & De Andrade M (2010) Lobby Watch: The Social Issues Research Centre, BMJ, 340 (c484).
Abstract: First paragraph: The Social Issues Research Centre (SIRC) is an "independent, non-profit organisation" that says it carries out "balanced, calm and thoughtful" research on lifestyle issues such as drinking, diet, and pharmaceuticals ( However, it may be perceived that the organisation acts more like a public relations agency for the corporations that fund its activities. These include Diageo, Flora, Coca-Cola, GlaxoSmithKline, and Roche, among others. Although SIRC does publish this partial list of funders, it is not immediately apparent which company has sponsored which study. And in some instances this information is not included in media reports.
Type: Journal Article
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Rights: Publisher is open-access. Open access publishing allows free access to and distribution of published articles where the author retains copyright of their work by employing a Creative Commons attribution licence. Proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given.
Affiliation: University of Strathclyde
Institute for Social Marketing

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