​EASL calls on its UK members to sign the petition urging the Government to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol

By EASL June 17,2013

EASL calls on its UK members to sign the petition urging the Government to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol (MUP) and show the courage needed to tackle the devastation to families caused by alcoholism and the billions spent by the NHS every year treating disease caused by alcohol consumption.

With death rates from liver disease rising by 65% over the past 20 years, it is imperative that the UK Government act now and fulfil its commitment of March 2012 to introduce a MUP for alcohol, as part of its alcohol strategy.

The petition, which is open for signature until 14th September, can be found here.