May 2023; RACGP Media Release The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has today slammed Big Alcohol’s submissions informing government health strategy and called on the Albanese Government to stand up to the industry to put community safety and wellbeing first. It comes following reports of research published in the Drug and Alcohol Review journal concerning the reliability of evidence used Read More →

Naomi K Greene 1, Camella J Rising 2, Andrew B Seidenberg 3, Raimee Eck 4, Neha Trivedi 5, April Y Oh 4 Int J Drug Policy; . 2023 May;115:104016. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2023.104016.Epub 2023 Mar 28.   Abstract Background: Although alcohol consumption increases breast cancer risk, some alcohol products include breast cancer awareness marketing (i.e., pink ribbons) on alcohol containers, which poses a contradiction. Some researchers and advocacy groups Read More →

Mia Miller,Michael Livingston, Damian Maganja & Cassandra C. J. Wright; In: Drug Alcohol Rev. 2023;1–10. AbstractIntroduction: Alcohol is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally. One significant barrier to the implementation of evidence-based alcohol policy is alcohol industry opposition. Making submissions to national policy processes is one way in which the industry exert influence. Read More →

Jolyon Attwooll, newsGP, 24-05-2023 New research looking at alcohol industry contributions to inform national strategy has found numerous ways science is misrepresented. Evidence was ‘systematically manipulated, misused and ignored’ in submissions made by the alcohol industry to inform Federal Government health strategy, a new study has concluded. Research published in the Drug and Alcohol Review journal this week raises Read More →

Jim McCambridge, Kypros Kypri, Trevor A. Sheldon, Mary Madden & Thomas F. Babor; Journal of Public Health; 2019 ABSTRACTDevelopment and implementation of evidence-based policies is needed in order to ameliorate the rising toll of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Alcohol is a key cause of the mortality burden and alcohol policies are under-developed. This is due in Read More →

GEMMA MITCHELL, ph.d. & JIM McCAMBRIDGE, ph.d.; JOURNAL OF STUDIES ON ALCOHOL AND DRUGS / JANUARY 2023 ABSTRACT. Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the extent and nature of email interactions between National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) leaders and the alcohol industry from 2013 to 2020. Method: We performed Read More →

February 2023; blog from Dr Richard I. Purves, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Social Marketing and Health, University of Stirling. In 2021, Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) commissioned the Institute for Social Marketing and Health (ISMH) to develop a series of case studies based on a number of European countries with existing alcohol marketing restrictions. This research Read More →

McCambridge, J., Mialon, M., Hawkins, B. (2018). Alcohol industry involvement in policymaking: a systematic review. Addiction, 113(9), 1571-1584. Abstract  Aims To summarize the substantive findings of studies of alcohol industry involvement in national or supranational policymaking, and to produce a new synthesis of current evidence. Methods This study examined peer-reviewed journal reports published in Read More →

McCambridge, J., Garry, J., Kypri, K., & Hastings, G. (2022). “Using information to shape perception”: tobacco industry documents study of the evolution of Corporate Affairs in the Miller Bewwing Company”. Globalization and Health, 18(52), 1-14. Abstract Background  The Miller Brewing Company (MBC) was wholly owned by Phillip Morris (PM), between 1970 and 2002. Tobacco industry Read More →

McCambridge, J., Garry,J., Room, R. (2021). The origins and purposes of alcohol industry social aspects organizations: insights from the tobacco industry documents. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 82(6), 740-751. 10.15288/jsad.2021.82.740    Objective: This article describes the origins and purposes of alcohol industry “social aspects organizations” as portrayed in internal tobacco industry documents. Method: Read More →

SuGolder1JimMcCambridge; Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom (2021) Highlights •Reviews by authors with no prior industry funding yield mixed findings on alcohol and CVD. •Reviews by authors with prior industry funding all report alcohol protective effects. •14/60 systematic reviews are from industry associated co-authorship subnetworks. •Reviews by authors with previous industry Read More →