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Syed Amir Raza Hussain

A former pharmaceutical salesman, Hussain joined Nestlé’s Pakistan operation on 3rd December, 1994. In 1997 he resigned as “Medical Delegate”, and his reasons for doing so were disclosed in a 1999 report called “Milking Profits: How Nestle Puts Sales Ahead of Infant Heath”. Hussain blew the whistle on Nestlé’s marketing strategies wherein the company was…

A former pharmaceutical salesman, Hussain joined Nestlé’s Pakistan operation on 3rd December, 1994. In 1997 he resigned as “Medical Delegate”, and his reasons for doing so were disclosed in a 1999 report called “Milking Profits: How Nestle Puts Sales Ahead of Infant Heath”. Hussain blew the whistle on Nestlé’s marketing strategies wherein the company was manipulating doctors and nurses to ply new mothers with Nestlé’s formula, which resulted in severe health problems for developing children.

Hussain’s attempt at taking on this global giant landed him and his family in hot water. The former Medical Delegate was threatened with legal retaliation, offered bribes and eventually had to flee to Canada, where he and his family currently reside.

In 2014, Oscar-winner Danis Tanović directed the film “Tigers”, based on Hussain’s life. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was a resounding success.

Author: Common Man Initiative