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Drinkers in the U.K. are getting alcohol pills

Tens of thousands of people in Britain who drink more than three glasses of wine nightly will be given a daily alcohol pill.

The pill, Nalmefene, will reportedly reduce their dependence on alcohol and costs the equivalent of $4.70 a day. The drug supposedly reduces the urge to drink and can cut alcohol consumption by as much as two-thirds after six months.

The country's National Institute for Health and Clinical Service says that drinkers who don't consider themselves alcoholics are still hurting their health. People will be eligible for the tablet if they can't reduce their alcohol intake on their own.