12th July 2019, Volume 132 Number 1498

Doug Sellman, Simon Adamson, James Foulds, Ben Beaglehole, Roger Mulder

The recent report of the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction included a recommendation for the government to strengthen alcohol regulations. The government has chosen to ignore this, thus joining…

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Doug Sellman, Simon Adamson, James Foulds, Ben Beaglehole, Roger Mulder, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch.

Correspondence

Professor Doug Sellman, National Addiction Centre, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, 4 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch 8140.

Correspondence Email

doug.sellman@otago.ac.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

References

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