London: A new once-a-day pill which could help problem drinkers reduce the amount of alcohol they consume has been launched in the UK.Manufacturers claim that dependent drinkers who take the drug nalmefene and undergo counselling can cut their alcohol consumption levels by 61 per cent.The pill, also known as selincro, has been licensed for use by health officials in the UK and will be available for doctors to prescribe to their patients from today.The drug has been licensed for "the reduction of alcohol consumption in adult patients with alcohol dependence without physical withdrawal symptoms and who do not require immediate detoxification", The Independent reported.
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