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Mechanisms of influence: Alcohol industry submissions to the inquiry into fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

This study examined all alcohol industry submissions to an Australian Government inquiry into FASD,to assist in understanding how those with vested interests contribute to policy development. The authors concluded that the alcohol industry sought to undermine community concern, debate the evidence, promote ineffective measures and attack independent health professionals and researchers.

Authors: Michelle Rose Avery, Nicolas Droste, Caterina Giorgi, Amy Ferguson, Florentine Martino, Kerri Coomber, Peter Miller

Date: June 2016

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