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
- Jon M Orrell, general practitioner1
- 1Royal Crescent Surgery, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4BG
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 …