In a blow to the makers of losartan, amlodipine, lasix, hctz, Januvia, Novolog, metformin, simvastatin (to name just a few), "[t]wo of the country’s leading medical groups on Monday issued a call to arms against the soda industry, urging legislators and policymakers to embrace taxes, warning labels and advertising restrictions to deter young people from consuming the sugary beverages that are increasingly linked to the nation’s crisis of obesity and chronic disease."
"[T]he American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association issued a set of bold policy recommendations they say are necessary to stem the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and other diet-related illnesses responsible for tens of thousands of premature deaths and billions of dollars in annual health care costs."
To which I can only say, it is only 25 years past due. And it ain't even done yet. Stay tuned.