Alcohol Industry Involvement in Science

Posted June 14 2018 Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Industry Policy Interference, Big Alcohol, BigAlcoholExposed, Evidence, Science

This systematic review aims to investigate the perspectives of researchers on the activities of alcohol industry actors in relation to science, in order to guide future research.

The study identifies serious concerns in three main areas, principally defined by where the impacts of industry scientific activities occur; on evidence informed policy making (instrumental uses of research by industry actors), on the content of the scientific evidence base itself (industry funding as a source of bias); and on the processes of undertaking research (transgressions of basic scientific norms).

The authors conclude that the concerns are extensive, longstanding and unresolved and high quality investigations are needed.

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