Sixty seconds on . . . minimum alcohol priceBMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3300 (Published 14 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3300
- Bryan Christie
Is it final orders yet?
Nowhere near, in UK terms. In 2012 the coalition government pledged support for a minimum price for a unit of alcohol but shelved its plans in 2013, claiming that there was not enough evidence to proceed.1 2 But Scotland did pass legislation to set a minimum unit price there, also in 2012.3
And what’s happened in Scotland since then?
Not much, apart from growth in lawyers’ yacht and luxury holiday funds.
The drinks industry launched a legal challenge to the policy in the Scottish courts. …