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Regulation of Powdered Alcohol

Mark Phillips1
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1Phoenix, Arizona
JAMA. 2015;314(21):2307. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13091.
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To the Editor I disagree with Drs Naimi and Mosher’s Viewpoint on powdered alcohol,1 a product the authors have neither seen nor tried. As the creator of Palcohol, I believe it is safer than liquid alcohol and that banning it would do more harm than good.

Powdered alcohol potentially offers advantages across a variety of industries, including medicine, the military, aviation, food science, manufacturing, and recreation, and also reduces the carbon footprint by being much lighter to ship than liquid alcohol.2


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December 1, 2015
Timothy S. Naimi, MD, MPH; James F. Mosher, JD
1Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
2Alcohol Policy Consultations, Felton, California
JAMA. 2015;314(21):2307-2308. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.13097.
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