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BMA meeting: Doctors support minimum price for unit of alcohol

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 03 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2714
  1. Deborah Cohen
  1. 1BMJ

    Representatives at the BMA’s annual conference in Liverpool have voted in support of the chief medical officer of England’s proposals to set a minimum price on a unit of alcohol, following the lead of the Scottish government.

    Earlier this year Liam Donaldson called for a minimum price of 50p (€0.6; $0.8) to be charged for a unit of alcohol to reduce excessive drinking and its associated harms (BMJ 2009;338:b1124, doi:10.1136/bmj.b1124).

    The move was based on evidence from a Department of Health funded study conducted by Sheffield …

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