Harm minimisation is a way of lessening effects of more harmful drugs

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7031.636a (Published 09 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:636
  1. J R Robertson
  1. Medical practitioner Edinburgh Drug Addiction Study, Edinburgh EH4 4PL

    EDITOR,—I hope that Richard Smith's editorial on the prohibition of drugs and the potential solutions provided by (partial) legislation1 will stimulate the debate in Britain, which has been extraordinarily slow to evolve. While this delay has been partially due to political gagging and the reluctance of academics to take sides in a controversial area of policy, another problem exists, which is exemplified by the editorial—namely, confusion over the drugs that may or may not …

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