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Can public health advocates work alongside industry?

Stig Pramming and Ruth Colagiuri
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (4): 202-203.
Published online: 18 February 2008

The Oxford Health Alliance is willing to work with organisations, public or private, whose business goals are aligned with promotion of health and human capital

Some years ago, one of us (S P) left his job as a specialist physician in the Danish National Health Service to take up a position in the pharmaceutical industry, with the Danish diabetes care company, Novo Nordisk. He spent the next 15 years fielding the questions of worried people who wanted to know if he missed working as a (real, honest) doctor.

  • Stig Pramming1,2
  • Ruth Colagiuri3,4,5

  • 1 Oxford Health Alliance, London, UK.
  • 2 Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
  • 3 Australian Health Policy Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 4 School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 5 Oxford Health Alliance Asia Pacific Regional Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.


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