Professor Sir Ian Gilmore
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Warning over alcohol related deaths

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.

Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, one of the authors of the article, told the BBC's Bill Turnbull that the government is not doing enough to tackle problem drinking.

  • 21 Feb 2011