Clinical freedom and drug dependence

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6925.409 (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:409
  1. J Marks
  1. Chapel Street Clinic, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 7RE.

    EDITOR, - It is a pity that Andrew Johns did not acquaint himself with the facts of the case before making unsubstantiated criticisms.1 My practice follows that of Dr John Owens in Birmingham and Dr Jim Willis in London. Section 7 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 provides for the lawful management of addiction, including the long term prescription of cocaine, thus codifying the practice dating from the report of the …

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