Sell e-cigarettes in hospitals, says PHE report

Vaping poses ‘only a small fraction’ of the risks of smoking, and NHS trusts should ensure that e-cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapies are available...

NHS England sets out ambitious plans to eradicate hep C

England could be the first country to eliminate hepatitis C, according to plans announced by the NHS. The health service has called on the...

Introduce cigarette-style labelling for alcohol, says public health body

It should be ‘mandatory’ to include the government’s low-risk drinking guidelines of 14 units per week on alcohol labels, says the Royal Society for...

Government launches prescription drug review

Public Health England (PHE) is to launch an independent review into the ‘growing problem’ of prescription drug dependency, the government has announced. Dependence-forming drugs such...

Politicians and charities call for ‘immediate’ minimum pricing

More than 100 MPs, police commissioners, charities and health organisations have called for minimum pricing to be implemented in England ‘immediately’. ‘Lives will be lost...

Three in five drinking ‘to cope’

Almost 60 per cent of adults who drink are ‘doing so because it helps them to cope with the pressures of day-to-day life’, according...

Media language enabling discrimination, says Global Commission

Negative portrayals in the media and politics are reinforcing the perception that drug use is ‘immoral’ and people who use drugs are a threat...

Naloxone provision ‘chronically inadequate’, says Release

Levels of naloxone provision by local authorities are ‘chronically inadequate’ and ‘certainly not sufficient to prevent opioid deaths to any meaningful extent’, according to...

Sustained budget cuts having severe impact on treatment system

The treatment sector’s ability to absorb funding cuts through efficiency savings and service redesign has been ‘exhausted’, according to the latest State of the...

Investigate Duterte for ‘crimes against humanity’, says Amnesty

The International Criminal Court (ICC) must ‘urgently’ open an investigation into crimes against humanity committed during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’, says...