Letters Minimum unit price for alcohol

Minimum unit pricing: better late than never

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5127 (Published 30 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5127
  1. Mark Robinson, public health information manager1,
  2. Gerry McCartney, public health consultant1,
  3. Clare Beeston, principal public health adviser1
  1. 1NHS Health Scotland, Glasgow G2 6QE, UK
  1. markrobinson1{at}nhs.net

Now that the advocate general of the EU has given his opinion on minimum unit pricing, the case is expected to return to the Scottish courts, where the issue of whether the policy is “appropriate” and “superior to alternative measures such as increased taxation” will be further debated.1 We welcome this as an opportunity for new evidence to be considered. …

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