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DrugScience is the leading independent scientific body on drugs in the UK. We work to provide clear, evidence-based information without political or commercial interference.


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Logos of the members of the English Harm Reduction Groups

Still no harm reduction? A critical review of the UK Government’s new 2017 Drug Strategy

A briefing from the English Harm Reduction Group, of which DrugScience is a member, looks at whether the focus on harm reduction has improved under the new strategy, and discusses challenges in the funding environment which will have a disproportionate impact on harm reduction services

Comparing fatal doses of heroin and fentanyl

A fentanyl future?

Fentanyl has made landfall in the UK and deaths are rapidly occuring. What can be done to prevent a US-size opioid crisis?

Synthetic Cannabinoids

Information about synthetic cannabinoids, highly potent and dangerous new psychoactive substances which have devastated the homeless community.


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