Final appeal seeks to block minimum alcohol price in ScotlandBMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6202 (Published 21 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6202
- Bryan Christie
A final legal challenge is to be made to try to block the introduction in Scotland of a minimum price on a unit of alcohol, in a move that has been roundly condemned by health campaigners.
The Scotch Whisky Association, which has fought the measure through the courts for three years, has decided to make a last ditch appeal to the UK Supreme Court. This follows a ruling in the Scottish Court of Session in October rejecting the association’s case that minimum pricing was incompatible with European …