Letters War on drugs

Is drugs policy the great game?

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4610 (Published 24 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4610
  1. Jon M Orrell, general practitioner1
  1. 1Royal Crescent Surgery, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4BG
  1. jorrell{at}doctors.net.uk

    Why do governments maintain the pretence of possible victory in the war on drugs?

    The retiring president of the Royal College of Physicians, Sir Ian Gilmore, stated in an email: “Everyone who has looked at this in a serious and sustained way concludes that the present policy of prohibition is not a success.” This endorses the recent article in the BMJ …

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