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Sheila Bird :: Wed, 18/08/2010 - 09:12

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Preventing the deaths of prisoners immediately after release

The European Region of the World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued a

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 22/06/2010 - 13:11

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The cost of illegal drugs

Polly Toynbee claims in her Guardian column today that the cost of the cur

Sheila Bird :: Thu, 15/04/2010 - 15:23

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How lethal is mephedrone? Dealing with registration delays

Mephedrone will soon join the list of banned drugs, as a result of the advice of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to classify it as a Class B drug alongside cannabis and amphetamines.

Sheila Bird :: Mon, 29/03/2010 - 11:24

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Mephedrone's take-off tracked with military precision

The Independent’s Michael Savage put in a Freedom of Information request on the results of compulsory drugs testing (CDT) in the British Army during 2000 to 2009.

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 24/03/2010 - 18:04

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Getting a balanced picture of mephedrone, cocaine and ecstasy

Mephedrone-related deaths are being reported in the press without all the right questions being asked.

Sheila Bird :: Mon, 15/03/2010 - 17:15

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Drug use by soldiers declining

In December 2007, in the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), I highlighted an increased cocaine positive rate in the British Army between 2003 and 2007.

Hamish Birchall :: Sat, 13/03/2010 - 14:17

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Cannabis: the slippery slope

Is cannabis use in young people the gateway to hard drugs? Yes, says Ann Stoker of the National Drug Prevention Alliance.

Sheila Bird :: Mon, 01/03/2010 - 13:17

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Legal highs: catching up with new epidemics

Mephedrone, a designer drug, is a "legal high" that can be purchased via the internet, and has euphoric effects akin to cocaine or ecstasy, both of which are class A drugs.

Sheila Bird :: Mon, 08/02/2010 - 14:22

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Ten years and too few answers later ...

Ten years ago, the Home Affairs Committee’s Special Report on Drugs and Prisons made a series of recommendations that are still being ignored by the Ministry of Justice.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 27/01/2010 - 17:34

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Trial and error: the perils of the p value

Too many clinical trials produce results that are statistically significant but clinically meaningless, according to two US cardiologists.