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    The Value of Engagement With Trade Associations in Policymaking, Regulation and Standardization

    This article presents an argument for the value that trade associations bring to healthcare in terms of promoting best practices, policies, regulations and standards. The author defines trade associations and lays out their functions and the value of those functions for regulators and policy makers and also presents defining characteristics of good regulations and good policies. The focus is on foods for special medical purposes and the author shares examples from the work...