South Carolina Medical Association Petitions To Remove Sugary Beverages From Hospitals

Oct. 21, 2013

The South Carolina Medical Association requested that every hospital in South Carolina refrain from selling patients sugary beverages from vending machines, according to GoUpstate news. Dr. Bruce Snyder, president of the medical association, believes that with the state’s 67 percent obesity rate, physicians and health care leaders need to set better examples for their patients. Greenville Health System in Greenville, S.C. is already evaluating the effects of limiting the sale of sugary drinks. Full article.