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[BBC News Online] Thousands are 'at risk of alcohol death' say doctors. (21 Feb 2011)

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Poor alcohol regulation could cost up to 250,000 lives in England and Wales over the next 20 years, doctors warn.

Writing in The Lancet, leading liver disease specialists say measures including a minimum price of 50p per unit are urgently needed. They also said the coalition government was "too close" to the drinks industry.

But the Department of Health said it was taking "tough action", while the drinks industry said it was "playing its part in tackling alcohol misuse".....

 

Item Type:News
Source:BBC News Online
Date:21 February 2011
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