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Health experts reject industry-backed funding for alcohol research

Trish M Worth
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (12): 713-714.
Published online: 15 June 2009

In reply: I write in response to the letter from Miller and colleagues, recently published online.1 Their letter is an attempt to influence non-government senators as the Australian Government reintroduces the Bill to increase the tax on some alcoholic beverages. There must have been a better way to do this than by besmirching the good work of DrinkWise and its directors.

  • Trish M Worth

  • DrinkWise Australia, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: trish.worth@activ8.net.au

Competing interests:

I receive payment from DrinkWise Australia for my role as Chair, and travel assistance to attend meetings (economy airfares, accommodation and travel costs). DrinkWise Australia is funded by the Australian Government and the liquor industry. I have never been employed by or received funding from any alcohol company.

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