Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop raises ...

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A coalition of public interest groups today called for the federal government to end 30 years of "deliberations and fact finding" by issuing a useful final regulation to require standardized labeling information on beer, wine and distilled spirits products. At a news conference in Washington, members of a broad-based coalition of public health leaders and consumer advocacy organizations used the occasion of Alcohol Awareness Month to release a white paper laying out the need for an easy-to-read, standardized label that will provide consumers with complete information about alcohol and calorie content per serving. Issued as a nationwide call to action, the white paper concludes that easily accessible alcohol labeling can play an important role in reducing alcohol abuse, drunk driving, and the many diseases attributable to excessive alcohol intake, such as liver cirrhosis and cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract. To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/aam/32795/

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