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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Commentary on Grabowski (2010): A dissenting view from one who has known both NIDA and NIAAA

There may be pros and cons associated with retaining or changing the present structure of separate institutes for alcoholism and drug addiction at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), but the position paper by Dr John Grabowski [1] is unhelpful to a consideration of the issues. His piece includes attacks on the accomplishments of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) [relative to the National Institute on Drug Addiction (NIDA)], as well as some major and minor historical inaccuracies and personal criticism of two past directors of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and current staff at the Institute.  > > > >

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