Drugs policy

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Party drug users are fuelling serious crime, says Sajid Javid
Health secretary says cocaine trade causes ‘suffering, violence and exploitation at every stage’

Rajeev Syal and Rowena Mason

06, Dec, 2021 @11:59 PM

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Cosplaying PM puts his police hat on as Tories get tough (again) on drugs | John Crace
Insanity is repeating the same thing over and over, but Boris was sure this brainwave would be different …

John Crace

06, Dec, 2021 @6:50 PM

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UK Covid: Javid tells MPs there are 336 Omicron cases in multiple regions – as it happened
Health secretary says there are now 261 confirmed Omicron cases in England, 71 in Scotland, and four in Wales

Andrew Sparrow

06, Dec, 2021 @6:41 PM

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Middle-class drug users could lose UK passports under Boris Johnson’s plans
Campaigners say government going backwards by targeting ‘lifestyle’ users of class A drugs with tough criminal sanctions

Jamie Grierson

06, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Users of class A drugs in UK face losing passports, say reports of proposals
Boris Johnson expected to launch 10-year plan this week to tackle drug-related crime

Jamie Grierson

05, Dec, 2021 @1:27 PM

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New Zealand to enshrine protections for pill testing in ‘world first’
Advocates say the law, which will come into force next week, is the first to take drug checking out of a legal grey zone and protect the practice

Tess McClure in Christchurch

01, Dec, 2021 @4:45 AM

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‘Everyone’s gagging for it’ – how Britain got high on nitrous oxide
Laughing gas was the lockdown high of choice for many young people. Now empty canisters are everywhere, and dealers are hitting the streets with card readers. Will a government crackdown burst the balloon?

Jem Bartholomew

27, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Poorer nations still lack access to world’s key antibiotics
Only 54 of 166 assessed treatments have policies aiding use by low-income countries, says non-profit group

Julia Kollewe

18, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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You’ll never have a drug-free society, expert warns UK
Consortium on drugs policy blasts Home Office for approach to tackling narcotic abuse

Mark Townsend

07, Nov, 2021 @9:45 AM

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The ‘war on drugs’ kills thousands of people like my son every year | Letters
Letters: Legal regulation of the supply of drugs rather than highly publicised seizures would be much more effective, says Pat Hudson

Letters

26, Oct, 2021 @5:29 PM

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Fears over availability of ‘date rape’ drugs online
Calls for restrictions around the substances to be tightened with five-year jail term or unlimited fines

Alex Mistlin

24, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Australian vaping law changes: e-cigarette users now need a doctor’s prescription
New laws aim to curb the use of vapes among young people, but concerns are already being raised about websites aiming to get around them

Melissa Davey Medical Editor

01, Oct, 2021 @4:12 AM

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