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David Nutt

Professor David Nutt was the former Head of the ACMD (Advisory Council on Misuse of Drugs) in the United Kingdom, the equivalent of the United States "Drug Czar" who's role was to set National Drug Policy and advise the Government regarding Drug Policy. He advocated scientific evidence-based drug policy, which is counter to political agendas. Prof. Nutt was fired from this position when he wrote several articles for The Lancet which were counter to the prevailing UK Government policy. The editorial he wrote on "Equasy" for The Lancet was the nail in his political coffin. He is now teaching at The Imperial College in London and is the Director of The ISCD (Independent Scientific Council on Drugs), a group which advocates evidence based approach to drug policy and also provides harm reduction information on its web site. In his own words, "Getting sacked from the ACMD was probably the best thing that ever could have happened, it had the effect of actually raising awareness rather than silencing my views."

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Created by Joe-(5-HTP), 04-12-2013 at 08:54
Last edited by Damocles, 28-01-2015 at 17:56
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