Editor's Choice

Promises, promises

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2114 (Published 03 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2114
  1. Trish Groves, deputy editor, BMJ
  1. tgroves{at}bmj.com

“I always felt when I was in WHO, dealing with illicit drugs and alcohol, that there was a role for the private sector—not necessarily a controlling role, but a role with respect to alcohol policy.” So says Marcus Grant, who left WHO 10 years ago to set up the International Center for Alcohol Policies for the alcohol industry (doi:10.1136/bmj.f1889). Jonathan Gornall examines that role just as the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA) publishes a statement of concern and calls industry’s commitments to WHO “weak, rarely evidence-based,” and “unlikely to reduce harmful alcohol use.”

This debate will sound familiar to many BMJ readers because the …

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