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AAFP-Coke pact draws fire

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In the wake of Coca-Cola doling out a large-sum grant for a consumer health website operated by the AAFP, controversy has ensued.

The Coca-Cola Co.'s reported "six-figure" grant for a consumer health website operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians drew protest in November from physicians and public health experts.

The AAFP announced in October its partnership between the beverage company and FamilyDoctor.org, a website offering health information. The funding will be used "to develop consumer education content on beverages and sweeteners," according to the AAFP.

In the following weeks, the Harvard School of Public Health criticized the pact and doctors cancelled their AAFP membership due to the organization's alignment with a company which they view as a contributor to the nation's obesity crisis.

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