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Letters Doctors and the alcohol industry

WHO’s response to article on doctors and the alcohol industry

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 01 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2647
  1. Margaret Chan, director-general1
  1. 1World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
  1. chanm{at}

WHO agrees with many, but not all, points made in the BMJ articles on the alcohol industry.1 2 References to the WHO Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol require clarification, particularly claims that industry is simply doing “what WHO asked for in the strategy.” Not so.

The strategy, which was unanimously endorsed by WHO member states …

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