Radio 4's Today programme this morning interviewed Professor Nutt, chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, about politicians’ undermining, and thereby undervaluing, the evidence on the harm done by drugs.
Thanks to staff at the House of Commons Library, and the diligence of many parliamentarians, it has proved possible to investigate how well the prison’s Integrated Drug Treatment System is wo
How smart have prisons in England and Wales been in using the information gained from mandatory drug testing? And which prisons have done better than others?
Recent parliamentary answers to astute questions from Andrew Pelling MP have provided a means of assessing the progress of the Prison Service’s Integrated Drug Treatment System (IDTS).
The Government’s drug testing programme in prisons is distorted by perverse incentives, and fails to make the best use of the data collected.
Patients alarmed by headlines in some papers proclaiming that drug errors by hospitals had doubled since 2006 no doubt wondered what was going on. Careless reporting is the simple answer.
A string of newspapers lamented the excesses of the young in response to an NHS report detailing their illicit activities.