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BACKGROUND Proper assessment of the harms caused by the misuse of drugs can inform policy makers in health, policing, and social care. We aimed to apply multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) modelling to a range of drug harms in the UK. METHODS Members of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs, including two invited specialists, met in a 1-day(More)
Drug misuse and abuse are major health problems. Harmful drugs are regulated according to classification systems that purport to relate to the harms and risks of each drug. However, the methodology and processes underlying classification systems are generally neither specified nor transparent, which reduces confidence in their accuracy and undermines health(More)
for Policymakers This book summarizes a decade of research on the question of whether institutions matter in tackling environmental problems. Institutional analysis is on the cutting edge of the social sciences today. Institutions have been critical forces in shaping " real world " environmental governance responses and therefore are significant not only(More)
Europe Direct is a service to help you find answers to your questions about the European Union This publication of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is protected by copyright. The EMCDDA accepts no responsibility or liability for any consequences arising from the use of the data contained in this document. The contents of(More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The success of this project was only possible due to the enthusiasm and commitment of a large number of people. Thanks are due to David Potter, GW Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for providing photographs and useful discussions; Simon Byrne, Assistant Chief Constable Merseyside Police who gave such a positive lead from the Association of Chief Police(More)
Two severe cases of botulism associated with industrially produced chicken enchiladas, France, August 2008 2 by LA King, the French multidisciplinary outbreak investigation team Letters Q fever in the Netherlands – what matters is seriousness of disease rather than quantity 15 Authors reply: Q fever in the Netherlands – what matters is seriousness of(More)
The most robust demonstrations of the nicotine-related performance effects on human cognitive processes are seen in tasks that measure attention. If nicotine does have some potential for enhancing attention, the obvious question to ask is whether the effects demonstrated in the laboratory hold any significance for real-life performance. This paper describes(More)
Many psychoactive drugs are used recreationally, particularly by young people. This use and its perceived dangers have led to many different classes of drugs being banned under national laws and international conventions. Indeed, the possession of cannabis, 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine (MDMA; also known as ecstasy) and psychedelics is stringently(More)
15 cases of haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) or bloody diarrhoea have been identified in the Gironde, southwest France. Investigations suggest the vehicle of transmission was sprouts, served at an event in Bègles on 8 June 2011. A strain of shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 has been isolated from five cases. This strain is genetically related(More)