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US Govt Asking Industry To Fund Most Of $50 Million Alcohol/Health Study

The federal government, along with scientists from Yale and Harvard, are asking wine, beer and spirits organizations to fund a landmark clinical study on the health effects of moderate alcohol consumption estimated to cost $36 million to $54 million.


The NIH Foundation is seeking outside funding which includes asking beer, spirits, wine, insurance and drug companies to come up with $24 million to $36 million towards  the total cost, according to documents provided to Wine Industry Insight.


The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (part of the National Institutes of Health) plans to spend $2 million to $3 million on a  multinational clinical trial that it estimates will cost $6 million to $9 million per year over six years.


Most of the principal players have deep roots in alcoholism and alcohol abuse research, but also have industry connections that could affect overall credibility

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  • DISCUS Taking The Program Seriously

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  • Yale & Harvard Profs Prominent In Their Fields

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