Alcohol alliance responds to government’s minimum price strategy

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 24 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f528
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1London

Setting a minimum price for alcohol and banning multibuy deals is a good policy, says the Alcohol Health Alliance in its response to the Home Office’s public consultation on its alcohol strategy for England and Wales.1 But the price set should be 50p (€0.6; $0.8) per unit, not 45p, as this would save more lives and prevent more crime, the alliance says.

The alliance, which represents a wide range of bodies, including the British Medical Association and the Academy of …

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