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NIH Funding Shifts With Disease Lobbying, Study Suggests

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Science  12 Oct 2012:
Vol. 338, Issue 6104, pp. 181
DOI: 10.1126/science.338.6104.181

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The growing power and influence of disease lobbying groups over the past 2 decades have dramatically reshaped the priorities of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to a new analysis. The study, which has drawn some skepticism, finds that the more money a group spent on lobbying, the more NIH boosted its spending on that disease.