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Health bodies resign from “charade” of EU alcohol forum

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3040 (Published 03 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3040
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

More than 20 public health organisations have resigned from the European Union’s Alcohol and Health Forum after expressing deep concern that the interests of the alcohol industry have been prioritised over public health.

The forum includes representatives from the alcohol industry, as well as public health experts and non-governmental organisations. In an open letter to the EU commissioner for health and food safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, the signatories expressed their deep concern over a lack of plans to develop a comprehensive European alcohol strategy …

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