The National Institutes of Health (NIH) sought funding for an alcohol study—from the alcohol industry.
From the Washington Examiner:
Scientists and officials from the National Institutes of Health worked to solicit donations from the alcohol industry for a study they said would likely conclude that moderate drinking is healthy, according to a new report.
The report said that presentations by NIH officials gave the alcohol industry an opportunity to look at how the studies were being designed and to see who was conducting the investigation.
Comment: This is government cronyism at its finest, echoing our previous coverage of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s ties to Coca-Cola, and the USDA’s support of the biotech industry. More reasons that the government cannot be trusted when it comes to the latest science—especially science about what is and what is not healthy.