Obituary – Professor Brian Prichard CBE

Obituary – Professor Brian Prichard CBE

We regret to report the death of Professor Brian Prichard, the Chairman of the Institute of Alcohol Studies from its foundation in 1981. Professor Prichard qualified in medicine at St George’s Hospital and became a consultant physician. Later he became Emeritus Professor of Clinical Pharmacology. Born in Wandsworth, he was first elected to Wandsworth Council in 1964, and in 2009… Read more »

UK Budget: Alcohol Duty

The Chancellor of the Exchequor has stuck to the alcohol duty escalator announced in the 2008 budget, and increased duty on most alcoholic drinks by 2% above the rate of inflation. Read more »

Alcohol Excluded from Product Placement

Following opposition from the Institute of Alcohol Studies, amongst others, the culture secretary Ben Bradshaw has excluded alcohol, smoking accessories, junk food (foods high in fat, sugar or salt), over-the-counter medicines, baby food and gambling from new rules allowing product placement in UK-made TV programmes. Read more »

Parents Back Alcohol Free Childhood

Parents Back Alcohol Free Childhood

DOH Press statement 17th December 2009 Parents Back Alcohol Free Childhood Chief Medical Officer publishes final guidance on alcohol and children The Chief Medical Officer’s guidance for parents, children and young people is based on the most comprehensive ever review of the scientific evidence and follows an extensive public consultation. Parents have backed the Chief… Read more »

Child alcohol crime increased by 28% in four years

Child alcohol crime increased by 28% in four years Figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats show that a total of nearly 40,000 under 18s have been fined, cautioned or taken to court for alcohol-related offences between 2003 and 2007. Over this period, the number has increased by 28%, from 6,764 in 2003 to 8,686 in… Read more »

Liver disease deaths increase by 12% in just three years

Liver disease deaths increase by 12% in just three years

British Liver Trust – Press Statement Liver disease deaths increase by 12% in just three years Alcoholic liver disease in the young increases by over a quarter in four years Government mortality statistics for the UK indicate that deaths from liver disease continue to rise, increasing by 12% in the last three years, totalling 46,244… Read more »