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Collins Endorses Merger of U.S. Addiction Research Programs

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Science  26 Nov 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6008, pp. 1166
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6008.1166-b

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will likely dissolve its two institutes that study drug and alcohol abuse and combine their programs. In a statement last week, Director Francis Collins said he had received a formal recommendation from an NIH advisory board to create a single "new institute" to study substance use, abuse, and addiction.