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NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

WASHINGTON---The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research was planned and funded undermine its credibility. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) used money from the alcohol industry to help pay for a study that ultimately was expected to cost $100 million. It s legal for NIH to use industry money in addition to taxpayer dollars for research as long as certain rules a

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