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BLOG: Beer Producers Fined For Price-Fixing

In contrast to previous scandals and investigations, this time high-ranking top managers of the biggest beer producers could be found guilty of price-fixing. This scandal shows the hypocrisy of Big Alcohol: While they are fighting with all means possible the introduction of evidence-based policies that would increase the price of alcohol (for example through higher taxes) benefiting in a double-punch-effect lowering of alcohol harm and increasing the public health promotion budgets, they apparently have no problems illegally arranging prices only benefitting their own profits…