While the NIAAA reportedly wooed the alcohol industry for tens of millions of dollars, NIAAA director George Koob ‘enthusiastically’ rejected research on alcohol marketing and underage drinking. Read about Director Koob’s encounter with Dr. Michael Siegel of Boston University and David Jernigan of Johns Hopkins University here. Siegel and Jernigan …
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Dr. Siegel, a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, provides commentary on an alcohol industry public relations program. In his article, Siegel also addresses NIAAA’s violation of ethical standards by appearing in an Anheuser-Busch promotional video. Read more here.
Alcohol is responsible for over 200 billion dollars of harm each year. And NIAAA is running an industry-funded study to show whether alcohol is beneficial. This short term study is unlikely to follow the cohort long enough to see how many of the converters eventually become alcoholics. Read more here.