UK’s Top Doctor Recommends Raising Alcohol Prices to Reduce Harm

Chief medical officer Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, the United Kingdom’s highest-ranking medical advisor, is recommending a price hike for alcohol, calling the measure necessary to combat increasing rates of alcohol problems. Public health officials are hopeful that Donaldson’s recommendation will have a strong influence in reducing underage and heavy drinking, which is estimated to cost the country about £25 billion each year.
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