Letters UK drug policy

The medical profession should take the lead in UK drug policy

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f35 (Published 08 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f35
  1. Roy Robertson, general practitioner1
  1. 1Department of Public Health Sciences, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Roy.Robertson{at}ed.ac.uk

The position of the medical profession is of great importance in the debate on drugs policy.1 Serial committees regard the lead organisation, the Home Office, as inappropriate. Almost all observers suggest that health should take a bigger part, and many say the Department of Health should take the lead. All want more research into treatments and …

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