News today of three further UK government advisors resigning in the wake of the sacking of Professor David Nutt. The advisors, Dr John Marsden, Dr Ian Ragan and Dr Simon Campbell, all quit the UK’s Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs today after seeking reassurance from Alan Johnson that their independence would not be compromised, further to the dismissing of Professor Nutt earlier in the month for ‘crossing a line’ into politics.

The whole affair leaves the integrity of the government and their overall drugs policy somewhat in tatters. As we commented in Pocket Issue: Drink & Drugs (Amanda Eleftheriades), repeated u-turns by the government over the last decade have contributed to some muddied thinking and policy making. Which way now for Gordon Brown’s executive?

UK Drugs policy in disarray

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