Blood Donation - Who Are We Really Discriminating Against?

Blood Donation - Who Are We Really Discriminating Against?

Yusef Azad  15.06.2015
Is the 12 month deferral for gay men reasonable and evidence-based? We suspect it may no longer be so and the rules need to be reviewed...
London's Sewers Have More Cocaine In Them Than Any In Europe

London's Sewers Have More Cocaine In Them Than Any In Europe

Sara C Nelson  5.06.2015
London sewers are positively bubbling with cocaine, a drug monitoring body has found. The research affords Britain's capital the dubious...
More Of Britain's Youths Take Cocaine And Ecstasy Than In Any Other European Country

More Of Britain's Youths Take Cocaine And Ecstasy Than In Any Other European Country

4.06.2015
Britain has the highest rate of cocaine, amphetamines and ecstasy use among young adults in Europe, a report indicates. Around one in...
Solid Gold Bongs And 'Bastard Wars': A Most Ancient Drug Bust

Solid Gold Bongs And 'Bastard Wars': A Most Ancient Drug Bust

Sara C Nelson  1.06.2015
A cache of intriguing gold treasures has been unearthed in the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia. The haul is made up of two bucket-shaped...
Sellers Of 'Legal Highs' Could Face Seven Years In Prison As Crackdown Begins

Sellers Of 'Legal Highs' Could Face Seven Years In Prison As Crackdown Begins

PA  29.05.2015
Sellers of "hippy crack" for recreational use will face up to seven years in prison under a Government crackdown on legal highs. Peddling...
New Psychoactive Substances Ban Won't Even Achieve Its Aims

New Psychoactive Substances Ban Won't Even Achieve Its Aims

Amanda Feilding  29.05.2015
The proposed bill will have much deeper effect than simply adding a few more names to the list of already banned substances. In particular,...
The Curse of Methadone

The Curse of Methadone

Rupert Wolfe-Murray  28.05.2015
I'm thinking of writing a novel, a dystopia, in which the population are kept in check by the free availability of mind-numbing drugs like...
'Legal Highs' Won't Be Quite So Legal After This Queen's Speech Announcement

'Legal Highs' Won't Be Quite So Legal After This Queen's Speech Announcement

Louise Ridley  27.05.2015
The Queen has announced the government's plan to ban so-called 'legal highs', the new wave of untested recreational drugs springing up...

The Connection (Review)

Alice Charles  25.05.2015
From the opening sequence featuring two men speeding along a coastline highway on the back of a speeding motorcycle, you know this is going...
Councils Are Calling For A Ban On 'Legal Highs' After Drug Scares

Councils Are Calling For A Ban On 'Legal Highs' After Drug Scares

PA  23.05.2015
Town halls have called for an outright ban on legal highs to be announced in the Queen's Speech. The Local Government Association (LGA)...

Recently Appointed Drug Minister Should Mend Failed Policy

Amanda Feilding  21.05.2015
If not from us, take if from a certain up and coming Conservative MP, David Cameron, in 2005: 'Politicians attempt to appeal to the lowest...
Five Students Hospitalised 'After Taking Synthetic Cannabis'

Five Students Hospitalised 'After Taking Synthetic Cannabis'

Jack Sommers  21.05.2015
Five university students have been taken to hospital after apparently taking a synthetic cannabis-like drug. Lancaster University has...
Police Force Offers To 'Have A Word' With Drug Dealers In Tweet

Police Force Offers To 'Have A Word' With Drug Dealers In Tweet

Sarah Ann Harris  19.05.2015
A local police force has become an unlikely viral hit after it offered to “have a word” with drug dealers should any “annoyed”...
British Grandmother Has Just One Last Hope To Avoid Indonesian Firing Squad

British Grandmother Has Just One Last Hope To Avoid Indonesian Firing Squad

Kathryn Snowdon  15.05.2015
A British grandmother due to be executed by firing squad in Indonesia has just six months to lodge an appeal, which experts say is her...