Anomalous warning labels on alcoholic energy drink cans

Genevieve A Cowie and Bruce Bolam
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01304
Published online: 17 November 2014

To the Editor: Despite longstanding calls for mandatory evidence-based warning labels on alcoholic beverages or at point of sale,1 they remain elusive and are actively resisted by industry groups.2

  • Genevieve A Cowie1
  • Bruce Bolam2

  • 1 School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.



Research giving rise to this letter was conducted as part of Genevieve Cowie's postgraduate placement with the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, with workplace supervision by Bruce Bolam. The views expressed are our own, and responsibility rests solely with us. VicHealth did not review or endorse the contents of this letter. Genevieve Cowie receives a doctoral scholarship from the Department of Health, Victoria.

Competing interests:

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