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Weekly news update: Doctors: urgent action on alcohol needed

Posted 01/03/13

National news:

Level of excess drinking of alcohol 'is underestimated
The amount of alcohol consumed in England could be much higher than previously thought, a study suggests. Click here for more...

Alcohol, children and young people
In the most recent survey of drinking among European 15 and 16-year-olds 40% of Irish children reported binge drinking in the last month. Click here for more...

Alcohol pricing flawed, say officials
David Cameron’s plans for a minimum price for alcohol will “penalise” responsible consumers without reducing problem drinking, according to the officials who would be expected to enforce the rules. Click here for more...

Doctors: urgent action on alcohol needed
Coalition of health organisations outlines series of radical measures to reduce £55bn annual cost of alcohol misuse. Click here for more...

Call for UK-wide 50p per unit price
There should be a pan-UK strategy to combat problem drinking - including a 50p minimum price for a unit of alcohol, experts say. Click here for more...