Booze prices bid backed

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DOCTORS in Edinburgh have said it is essential that a minimum pricing rule for alcohol is introduced for the good of the area’s health.

The British Medical Association in the Capital has backed the SNP government’s drive to introduce the measures.

Chairman Dr Brian Keighley said: “Steps we have taken to tackle Scotland’s problems with alcohol, while progressive, will have a limited effect without any real efforts to tackle price.

“It is absolutely ridiculous that alcohol is sold at prices cheaper than fizzy drinks.”