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Plan for minimum alcohol price in Scotland is delayed again

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 01 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3054
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

Plans to introduce a minimum price for a unit of alcohol in Scotland have hit another hurdle, after a legal challenge has been referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

It is now almost two years since the Scottish parliament passed legislation to introduce the measure, but it has been consistently opposed by the Scotch Whisky Association, which argues that …

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