Summit on drug deaths ends with no agreementBMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m822 (Published 02 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m822
“They talk, we die”—the continuing paralysis of UK drug policy
- Bryan Christie
- Edinburgh, UK
Two days of talks in Glasgow have shown that UK politicians are as far apart as ever in developing a shared approach to tackling record numbers of drug related deaths.
Activists campaigning for better services for drug users are angry that a UK summit ended with no action, only promises of further talks. “This isn’t a game. People’s lives are at stake,” said Annemarie Ward of the charity Faces and Voices of Recovery UK. “We need to see action, not just a talking shop that makes politicians feel better about themselves.”
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