Government rejected a study of alcohol advertising while pursuing alcoholic beverage industry funding for other research
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It's rare for officials at the National Institutes of Health to summon university scientists from hundreds of miles away. So when Dr. Michael Siegel of Boston University and a colleague got the call to meet with the director of NIH's Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, he said, "I knew we were in trouble."