An independent panel of experts appointed by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control nixes further privatization efforts

Based on its charge to identify effective disease and injury prevention measures, theĀ Task Force on Community Preventive Services recommends against the further privatization of alcohol sales in settings with current government control of retail sales, based on strong evidence that privatization results in increased per capita alcohol consumption, a well-established proxy for excessive consumption.

The Task Force is an independent, nonfederal, volunteer body of public health and prevention experts, whose members are appointed by the Director of Centers for Disease Control. For more, please visit: http://www.thecommunityguide.org/alcohol/RRprivatization.html

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