Understanding Illicit Alcohol

Feb 23, 2012 12:00 PM ET

The Issues Forum

In December 2011, media outlets around the globe reported the shocking news that over 150 people had died in West Bengal, India, from toxic alcohol poisoning. According to most accounts, these deaths were related to the consumption of illegally produced alcohol. Tragedies like this one raise awareness in the public health community about the production and consumption of beverages that do not undergo quality controls. Read more.