Summary #1276

Increase in alcohol-industry funded research is a cause for concern, study suggests

york.ac.uk
  • Since 2009, alcohol companies have been funding increasingly more research - evidenced by almost 13,500 studies funded by the alcohol industry.
  • There are many legitimate fields for research, however there’s a group of these studies that claim health benefits of alcohol, or that substance abuse is a choice.
  • Another problem is that the alcohol industry funds this research through affiliate organisations, and the funding source is often not shown in those papers.
  • Researchers believe that the alcohol industry is too deeply involved, and certain studies should be conducted by independent academics.

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