UK top doctor recommends raising alcohol prices

According to the Marin Institute:

Chief medical officer Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, the United Kingdom’s highest-ranking medical advisor, is recommending a price hike for alcohol, calling the measure necessary to combat increasing rates of alcohol problems. Public health officials are hopeful that Donaldson’s recommendation will have a strong influence in reducing underage and heavy drinking, which is estimated to cost the country about £25 billion each year.