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Final appeal seeks to block minimum alcohol price in Scotland

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6202 (Published 21 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6202
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

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 …

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