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Signaling concern over industry funding, Congress presses for transparency at groups supporting NIH, CDC

The NIH and CDC have hit a series of ethical snags in recent years, with questions about whether work funded by nonprofit groups has come with too many conditions attached.…
Aerial view of the Clinical Center on the NIH campus. Source: NIH

WASHINGTON — The National Institutes of Health has hit a series of ethical snags in recent years, with questions about whether work funded by nonprofit groups has come with too many conditions attached or otherwise failed to meet certain ethical standards.

Congress has taken notice.

In what amounts to a written warning from Capitol Hill, a House committee last week included language in a spending agreement that emphasizes existing requirements on funding from the Foundation for

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