Call for new drugs policy organisation

A new drug policy body with responsibility for collecting and sharing evidence should be established in order to ‘improve drug policy knowledge and evaluation’,...

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...

Committee calls for royal commission on drug policy

The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee has called for a royal commission on UK drug policy to be set up in its Drugs:...

Establish royal commission on drug policy, says select committee

The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee has called for a royal commission on UK drug policy to be set up in its Drugs:...

Europe: ‘new era’ of declining heroin use and complex stimulant market

Europe could be moving into a ‘new era’ in which heroin will play a ‘less central role’ in the continent’s drug problem, according the...

Ex-drug users in battle for business title

This week will see the grand final of business awards for budding entrepreneurs from marginalised backgrounds, with four businesses competing in a live showdown...

Scots consider methadone evidence

The Scottish Government has commissioned an independent expert group to ‘objectively consider the evidence’ supporting the role of opiate replacement therapy in treating problematic...

Budget cuts could reverse falling drug use rates among young people

Ongoing budget cuts and restructuring in the public sector are putting young people’s services at risk and could threaten progress in reducing levels of...

Time for a ‘fresh approach’ to policy, says UKDPC

There should be a wholesale review of both the Misuse of Drugs Act and the drugs classification system, according to a report from the...

Young adults seeking heroin or crack treatment at ‘all-time low’

The number of young adults entering treatment for heroin or crack is at its lowest recorded level, according to figures released by the NTA. There...