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Letters Doctors and the alcohol industry

The meaning of “partnership working” to the alcohol industry

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 01 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2655
  1. Evelyn Gillan, chief executive1
  1. 1Alcohol Focus Scotland, Glasgow G1 2LW, UK
  1. evelyn.gillan{at}

It is an oversimplification to say that the “ideological schism” that divides the public health community is between those who are prepared to work alongside the industry and those who are not.1 The community recognises that the alcohol industry is a stakeholder and can help reduce harm in its role as producer and retailer. However, the industry seeks a …

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