Posts Tagged ‘Alcohol’

Big health gains with minimum alcohol pricing

Introducing minimum unit pricing in England would be up to 50 times more effective than the government’s recent policy of a ban on below cost selling as ...

10-point plan to reduce alcohol-related problems

Healthcare professionals should receive mandatory training on how to effectively deal with parental substance misuse, fetal alcohol syndrome disorder and a...

A Minimum Unit Price for alcohol is perfect policy

Setting a Minimum Unit Price for alcohol is an almost perfect alcohol policy because it targets cheap booze bought by very heavy drinkers and leaves modera...

Take action on alcohol’s Minimum Unit Price

A Minimum Unit Price (MUP) policy for alcohol is targeted towards the heaviest drinkers with cirrhosis, a study finds. Published in Clinical Medi...

Evidence mounting on alcohol-related harm

A study by Cardiff University finds a link between the reduced affordability of alcohol and a fall in violent crime. Here is the BMA's reaction: "A drop ...

Prime Minister vows to end cheap alcohol sales

David Cameron has told MPs he will "deal with" cheap alcohol being sold in supermarkets in England and Wales. It comes after reports the government has di...

Drop in alcohol-related deaths follows minimum alcohol price increase

Between 2002 and 2009, the percentage of deaths caused by alcohol in British Columbia, Canada, dropped more than expected when minimum alcohol price was in...

BMA accused of hypocrisy over cheap wine deals

The BMA, which has been an outspoken supporter of minimum alcohol pricing, runs an exclusive wine club offering doctors substantial online discounts, it ha...

Minimum alcohol price plan for England and Wales

The government is proposing a minimum price of 40p per unit of alcohol in England and Wales in an effort to stamp out binge drinking. Ministers say the ...

Under the influence – guidance for doctors on alcoholic patients

From drunken revellers staggering around British town centres to more sombre images of jaundiced alcoholic patients lying in hospital beds, the social and ...

Health organisations reject ‘Responsibility Deal’

Six leading health organisations have dealt the government a blow by refusing to sign up to its new Public Health Responsibility Deal on alcohol in England...