Big Alcohol Buys Biased Study to Prove Alcohol’s Health Benefits

Posted March 11 2020 Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Industry Lobbyism, BigAlcoholExposed, Evidence, NIAAA, NIH, Report, Science

Alcohol companies agreed to fund the MACH trial to advance their commercial interests rather than to help answer a major scientific question. Alcohol industry executives seized opportunities presented by discussions of the MACH trial to try to influence this study and wider public health, research, and policy decision-making.
The process of soliciting research funding from corporations, which included convincing alcohol companies that the study design supported their commercial interests, was intrinsically biased. Thus, the three parties – research funding officials, researchers, and industry executives – coproduced the biased trial design…

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