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In the times of economic crises some countries are moving in the right direction by increasing the tax on alcohol which serves for the benefit of both, public health and public finances at the same time.
Problematic alcohol use is responsible for annual productivity losses of 74 billion euros across the EU, according to experts at the European Health Forum Gastein.
A simple ‘traffic light’ test that detects hidden liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in high risk populations could reduce harmful drinking rates and potentially prevent hundreds of alcohol-related deaths a year.
The European Commission presented in August 2013 a report assessing the added value of the “EU Strategy to Support Member States in reducing alcohol related harm”. Eurocare is here presenting comments on the evaluation.
Scottish health campaigners expressed surprise that a current senior civil servant in a key Department dealing with the implementation of minimum unit pricing has been confirmed as the incoming Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association.
Eurocare is attending the first international conference to address the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), being held in Canada, September 23-25.
Eurocare has held a successful event in the European Parliament earlier this week (Tuesday 17th September).
Today, September 9, the 9th day of the 9th month, is International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders day, prenatal exposure to alcohol is the leading cause of mental disabilities and birth defects in Europe
In its response Eurocare has highlighted the need to focus on prevention of alcohol related harm at the workplace.
DG SANCO has released the report that assesses the EU Alcohol Strategy.