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2009-04-20 10:21:33

Sales of alcoholic beverages in Canada increased 2.2 percent to 58.8 million gallons in the year ending March 31, 2008, Statistics Canada reported Monday. Beer stores and agencies sold $8.6 billion worth of beer in 2007-2008, up 2.4 percent from the previous year, but the agency noted beer's market dominance is shrinking. In 1993, beer accounted for 53 percent of dollar sales, spirits 29 percent and wine 18 percent.

2009-04-08 14:55:23

Underage drinking laws reduce fatal accidents, saving an estimated 732 lives per year, U.S. researchers said. James C.

2009-04-08 08:32:56

732 lives saved per year - 165 More could be saved if all states adopted use-and-lose laws.

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2009-03-23 09:04:11

Most alcohol-related damage occurs after moderate consumption, according to a new doctoral thesis from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet on the association between alcohol and injury.

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2009-03-07 09:45:00

The French parliament says a rise in binge-drinking has prompted it to ban bars where customers can drink as much as they want for a fixed price.

2009-03-05 14:07:00

High Level Meeting Convenes in Vienna to Chart Future of Drug Control Efforts NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of a United Nations meeting meant to set the direction of drug policy for the next decade, the Open Society Institute today released a new report documenting the costs to health and human rights of current, repressive approaches to drug control.

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2009-03-04 11:25:00

Films and TV advertisements that contain a strong portrayal of alcohol consumption may drive some viewers to drink more, Dutch researchers found.

2009-02-11 18:43:43

In the tradition of the Boston Tea Party, liquor industry executives dumped bourbon on the Kentucky state capitol steps to protest taxes. The Tuesday rally, which drew about 400 liquor industry workers and executives, was to make a 160-proof point about their opposition to a state House committee's approval of a 6 percent tax on alcoholic beverages in stores, WLKY-TV in Louisville, Ky., reported Wednesday.

2009-01-29 07:00:00

Shift to Lower-Priced Options Began in September NORWALK, Conn., Jan.


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overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
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