Nicholas Freudenberg

Nicholas Freudenberg is Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the City University of New York School of Public Health and author of Lethal but Legal: Corporations, Consumption and Protecting Public Health (Oxford, 2016). He can be reached at Nick.Freudenberg@sph.cuny.edu

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Sunday, July 23, 2017
Big Tobacco v Global Health: Time for New Strategies
If present trends continue, experts predict, the tobacco toll in the 21st century will reach one billion premature deaths, ten times the 100 million people who died from tobacco use in the 20th century. To avert that future will require changing the focus of current tobacco control strategies from...
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Saturday, September 24, 2011
Corporations Undermine UN Effort to Reduce Chronic Diseases
While much of the world’s attention focused on the UN debate about Palestinian statehood this week, the General Assembly took up another issue that garnered less media scrutiny, even though its outcome could prevent millions of premature deaths in coming decades. On September 19th and 20th, 30 heads of State and 100 other senior ministers and experts met at the UN General Assembly’s first high level summit on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to discuss how to reduce the burdens of such conditions as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases.
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Sunday, November 23, 2008
Can the Economic Crisis Create New Opportunities to Advance Public Health?
With General Motors on the brink of bankruptcy, the stock market on the skids, and consumer spending and employment in free fall, it's clear that the US economy is in for tough times. In the short run, this economic crisis will severely damage public well-being. Its burdens will fall most heavily on poor people and people of color. The crisis will exacerbate disparities in health and further weaken the public infrastructure and safety nets that support health.
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Thursday, June 28, 2007
Sicko and the 2008 Election
Even before its national release this Friday, Michael Moore's "Sicko" has contributed to a renewed debate on the U.S. health care system. The film focuses on Americans who do have health care coverage and shows in painful specifics how insurance and drug companies profit by withholding needed care.
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