Pediatricians With a Corporate Logo

"Some leading members of the American Academy of Pediatrics are expressing outrage that the group is allowing the maker of Similac infant formula to print its corporate logo on the cover of a special edition of the academy's book on breast-feeding," reports the New York Times. "The academy, whose members include 57,000 pediatricians and other pediatric specialists, has long recommended that most mothers breast-feed because of the myriad benefits over formula." Dr. Lawrence M. Gartner, who chairs the academy's executive committee on breast-feeding, said allowing Similac to pay for placement of its logo on the academy's book is "thievery" that "corrupts efforts to promote breast-feeding."