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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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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.

Some transparent ketamine crystals

Ketamine treatment for depression

A review and analysis of the ethical considerations in off-label ketamine use for severe, treatment-resistant depression. The review concludes that further restrictions around ketamine are not neccesary and provides a set of recomendations for oversight bodies that would support safe, effective, and ethical use.


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