Formula gifts migrate from the hospital to physician offices

March 20, 2020-  Formula marketing never takes a holiday, it simply moves to greener pastures, as more hospitals have banned the bags (1,316 or 40% of hospital by Ban the Bags’ last count).

Large displays of free formula gifts have cropped up in pediatric and obstetric offices. Formula companies depend on the tacit endorsement and promotion of its products by physicians, nurses, and other trusted healthcare providers. It is always disappointing to see providers turned into formula salespeople. Let’s ask our health provider colleagues to avoid such conflicts of interest.

Formula samples in a pediatrician office
Large formula display in an OB office

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