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Brigit Toebes: 'Health covenant heavily influenced by food and alcohol industry'

12 April 2019
Prof. mr. dr. Brigit Toebes

The government covenant to promote public health is biased in favour of the food and alcohol industry, health law professors said on Friday. The Nationaal Preventieakkoord, which came about in November 2018 after eight months of negotiations between over 70 organisations, focuses on combating alcohol abuse, smoking and obesity. However, health law professors Brigit Toebes (Groningen University) and Jos Dute (Radboud University), who are presenting a paper on Friday to the association of legal health professionals, are claiming the accord is short on effective legal measures and sanctions. Read more at DutchNews.

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