BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 16 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:706

UK reclassifies sleeping tablet; Temazepam, the fourth most widely prescribed drug in the UK, will be reclassifed as a section three substance under the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act. Police will be able to arrest anyone with the drug who does not have a prescription for it. The move aims to tackle widespread misuse of the drug.

WHO appoints assistant director general: Dr Aissatou Kone-Diabi, from Senegal, has been appointed …

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