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A box of nitrous oxide cannisters

No laughing matter: how the anti-nitrous oxide campaign is a disingenuous waste of time and money

Nitrous oxide returns to the news, providing an opportunity to discuss its harms and ask quite frankly: why are we wasting money on enforcing the ban when it kills fewer people than lightning strikes?

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 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. The briefing was also published by the EHRG as a letter in the British Medical Journal

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?


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