Corrections

Minimum alcohol pricing: a shameful episode

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g134 (Published 13 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g134

The third sentence in the second paragraph of this Editor’s Choice (BMJ 2014;348:g110, doi:10.1136/bmj.g110) should have read that “the government had the necessary evidence, in the form of a report delivered to the Home Office five months earlier.” The published sentence incorrectly states that “the government had the necessary evidence, in the form of a report commissioned by the government in 2008,” which wrongly suggests that Sheffield University agreed to delay for five years the publication of a report that undermined the government’s reason for abandoning the policy of minimum pricing. In fact, as the BMJ has made clear elsewhere, Sheffield University “informally agreed” to delay publication of the report for five months, releasing it only when the U-turn had been announced.

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