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Obesity, sugar tax, and the role of the pharmacist
 

Obesity, sugar tax, and the role of the pharmacist

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The trend of setting taxes on sugar in the last few years signifies the dedication among government bodies in many developed and developing countries in combating the issue of sugar overconsumption. What is the pharmacist's role in this battle?
 
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29 Dec 2016 - General
 
Though imposing taxes may be a good idea to curb consumption of sugary food and beverages, I agree that other strategies have to be sued first. Maybe the national health departments can require food companies who manufacture such foods and beverages ...
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Imposing taxes to push the campaign on obesity has been a hot topic these past few days. Not only for Singapore but for Philippines too. However a recent article in the Philippines regarding taxation of sugarly beverages had received several comments...
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Theekshana Abayawickrama I agree with your opinion regarding this matter. It is true that junk foods and sugary food products are cheaper than nutritious food products, and this can be enco...
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Taxing sugar based food is just one thing that officials can do to fight the burden of obesity. But in my opinion it is not the most effective, nor the wisest thing to do. Poverty is also a main problem in the asian region, so when we increase the pr...
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It is evident that obesity is a global epidemic. However, I don't think that imposing more taxed on sugar will solve this problem. In my opinion, it might be more effective to put appropriate levels with regards to sugar content of commonly consu...
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The pharmacist plays an important role in the area of management of obesity and the establishment of the sugar tax. Many medicines that are dispensed in the form of syrup have sugars and may eventually aggravate the condition of obesity, if the medic...
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