Letters Doctors and alcohol

Investing in alcohol is no longer responsible

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39241.435278.3A (Published 14 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1235
  1. Joseph M Barry, clinical professor,
  2. Tom O'Dowd, professor of general practice
  1. Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College Centre for Health Sciences, AMNCH Tallaght, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland
  1. joebarry{at}tcd.ie

    “Doctors are stalwart drinkers,” says Richards, calling on doctors to do more to tackle alcohol abuse.1 Doctors are also stalwart investors and must begin to use their financial clout as shareholders to remove alcohol from their portfolios.

    Last autumn, the multinational drinks industry used its political, business, and financial lobbying muscle to subvert the European Commission's attempts …

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