Alcohol industry ‘misrepresenting’ cancer evidence

The drinks industry is misrepresenting the evidence about alcohol-related cancer risks, according to research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and...

Leeds volunteers thanked for their vital role

The vital role of volunteers was recognised by Forward Leeds, at a celebratory meal to thank them for their ‘fantastic commitment’ throughout the year. The...

HPA confirms sixth anthrax case

A sixth UK case in the ongoing anthrax outbreak has been confirmed by the Health Protection Agency (HPA). ‘A person who injected heroin has...

News in brief

Coca review A report commissioned by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform is calling for a review of the illegal status of the...

News in brief

POPPING OUT   The implementation of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016, which was due to come into force last week, has been temporarily postponed by the...

Government promises to ‘transform’ mental health support

Prime minister Theresa May has announced a range of measures to ‘transform’ mental health support across the country. Tackling the ‘burning injustice’ of mental...

Psychoactive Substances Bill

Psychoactive Substances Bill must be re-worded, warns ACMD The Psychoactive Substances Bill should be re-worded to ensure the legislation is effective, enforceable and does not...

Relax laws on e-cigarettes, urge MPs

Regulations on the licensing, prescribing and advertising of e-cigarettes need to be relaxed, says a report from Parliament’s cross-party Science and Technology Committee. Despite...

Trump declares opioid crisis ‘a public health emergency’

US president Donald Trump has declared the country’s opioid crisis a ‘nationwide public health emergency’ and said that he is ‘mobilising his entire administration’...

‘New pledges’ announced as part of alcohol deal

A set of new pledges has been announced by the government as part of its ‘responsibility deal’ with the alcohol industry. They include an...