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Provincial Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says she's interested by a new report which found raising minimum prices for harder alcoholic drinks could help offset healthcare costs for alcohol-related illnesses.
"Certainly we know that direct and indirect costs of alcohol abuse and alcoholism are tremendous in our healthcare system, so anytime someone comes forward with a new idea, I’m interested in it. And I’ll certainly be having a look at the study."
MacDiarmid, a doctor herself, says she need to read the study in more detail.