U.S. Government Now Has a Financial Stake in the Sobriety of Chinese Prostitutes

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: May 13, 2009 4:36 PM
Via CNS:
The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will pay $2.6 million in U.S. tax dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly on the job.

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