Pediatrics study reports slow progress banning bags

A new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics finds slow progress in efforts to remove formula marketing from hospitals. The study followed-up formula pack distribution at 1239 maternity hospitals in 20 states, including the 10 states with the best and worst record for formula marketing in a 2007 study. Among the best-performing states, the proportion of bag-free hospitals increased by 18%. In the worst-performing states, the proportion increased by 6%. The study generated widespread coverage in the press, including stories from CNN, Time Magazine, the Associated Press, and the Huffington Post, as well as multiple other web sites.

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