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Balance Update: BMA welcomes alcohol price plans

Posted 05/12/14

Regional:

Mocktails served to older people in Durham to highlight impact of alcohol
NON alcoholic cocktails were at the top of the menu at an event aimed at highlighting the impact of drinking on older people. Click here to read more...


National:

Industry campaigns to reduce UK’s ‘draconian’ spirits tax
The trade body claims the UK’s excise duty system is “draconian”, and must be altered to support the UK spirits industry, which is currently in decline.   Click here to read more...

UK's NICE issues final guidance to Biotie Therapies for Selincro
Biotie Therapies (Biotie) announces that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the United Kingdom's health technology assessment authority, has issued its final guidance for Selincro (nalmefene), recommending its use within the conditions of its marketing authorisation in the National Health Service (NHS) in England and Wales as an option for reducing alcohol consumption for people with alcohol dependence.  Click here to read more...

What type of alcohol parent are you? How to teach your teens to drink responsibly
PROHIBITIONIST, European, Avoider or Cool — which kind of parent are you?  
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Government cracks down on drug and alcohol abuse with social media campaign and new standards for private clinics
The increasing use of pharmaceutical drugs for addiction has prompted the government to separately tackle the menace of alcoholism and medicine abuse.   Click here to read more...

People as young as 20 dying from alcohol abuse
PEOPLE as young as 20 have died from alcohol-related illnesses, one of the countries leading consultants has revealed.  Click here to read more...

Alcohol: Jim Wells plans to bring in minimum pricing per unit
Health Minister Jim Wells has said he plans to introduce minimum pricing per unit of alcohol in Northern Ireland.  Click here to read more...

What do those on Anglo-Scottish border think of drink-drive change?
On Friday, Scotland's new drink-drive limit will come into effect. The new limit of 50mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood will be lower than in the rest of the UK.  Click here to read more...

BMA welcomes alcohol price plans
The British Medical Association has welcomed proposals outlined by Stormont Health Minister Jim Wells to crack down on binge drinking.  Click here to read more...

High Court has rejected a call for compensation in the FASD case  Click here to read more 

Reports
Local Government Association - Illicit Alcohol Survey