Local authorities unprepared for hep C responsibility

Local authorities are ‘not ready to take responsibility’ for hepatitis C, according to an audit of English commissioners and local councils by The Hepatitis...

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The Francis report: What about drug and alcohol services? The Francis report into the Mid Staffs NHS Trust dominated the headlines and reignited the debate...

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Gambling on health. There is a ‘great deal in common’ between alcohol and gambling problems, as well as the way they can be treated and...

Heroin deaths continue to fall

The number of deaths related to heroin and morphine fell from 41 per cent of total drug-related deaths in 2010 to 32 per cent...

Internet drives ‘new era’ for European drug market

Supply and demand of illicit drugs in Europe is entering an ‘important new era’, according to a report from the European Monitoring Centre for...

Fewer heroin and crack users, says NTA

The number of heroin and crack cocaine users in England has fallen below 300,000 for the first time, according to figures issued by the...

Health groups demand ‘radical steps’ on alcohol

A minimum price of 50p per unit of alcohol should be introduced for ‘all alcohol sales’ along with prohibition of ‘all alcohol advertising and...

Health groups call for ‘radical steps’ on alcohol

A minimum price of 50p per unit of alcohol should be introduced for ‘all alcohol sales’ along with prohibition of ‘all alcohol advertising and...

‘New era’ for European drug market

Supply and demand of illicit drugs in Europe is entering an ‘important new era’, according to a report from the European Monitoring Centre for...

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Prescription for change? With addiction to prescription and over-the-counter drugs at epidemic proportions in the US, GPs here are being warned to take care when...