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Safe injection rooms are key to halting rise in drug deaths – expert

Safe injection rooms are key to halting rise in drug deaths – expert
Saturday 17
13:50 2019

The Home Office must abandon its opposition to safe injection rooms if it wants to reduce drug-related deaths, now at record levels, a former government drugs chief has said. David Nutt, who was chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, said that failure to respond to last week’s revelation that drug deaths were at their highest since records began in 1993 would constitute “a wilful disregard of evidence”. The statistics showed that deaths from drug poisoning rose by 16% last year, representing the steepest year-on-year rise. However, the Home Office is refusing to sanction safe injection rooms ...

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Summary: The Home Office must abandon its opposition to safe injection rooms if it wants to reduce drug-related deaths, now at record levels, a former government drugs chief has said. David Nutt, who was chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, said that failure to respond to last ...

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