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Letters Minimum unit pricing for alcohol

Multi-component evaluation of minimum unit pricing in Scotland

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 24 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6172
  1. Clare Beeston, public health intelligence principal,
  2. Mark Robinson, public health intelligence principal,
  3. Neil Craig, acting evaluation team head,
  4. Lucie Giles, public health intelligence adviser
  5. on behalf of the MESAS Project Team
  1. NHS Health Scotland, Glasgow G2 6QE, UK
  1. clare.beeston{at}

O’Donnell and colleagues provide useful evidence of the short term effect of minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol purchasing,1 and their research will make a useful contribution to the wider, independent evaluation being led by NHS Health Scotland on behalf of the Scottish government. Our evaluation will form the basis of the review required to inform a vote in Scottish …

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