NIH Maintains Murky Opioid Partnerships Despite Law, Policy, and Scandals

Conflicts of interest run rampant at federal health and science agencies, including the CDC and NIH. Vested interests such as opioid and soda companies divert government attention from their products’ damages. Federal law and policy are supposed to regulate the NIH and CDC’s industry partnerships, but for years the agencies’ leadership and foundations have ignored these guidelines in what increasingly appears to be a deliberate attempt to promote their sponsors’ interests.