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US research funding depends on lobbying, not need

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7200.1715a (Published 26 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1715
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    The first systematic comparison of the US National Institutes of Health spending on research shows that some diseases backed by strong political lobbies, particularly AIDS and breast cancer, may be receiving a disproportionately large share of federal research money in relation to their toll on public health.

    Researchers compared levels …

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