Home secretary accused of bullying drugs adviser over comments about ecstasy

@article{Kmietowicz2009HomeSA,
  title={Home secretary accused of bullying drugs adviser over comments about ecstasy},
  author={Zosia Kmietowicz},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={338}
}
  • Z. Kmietowicz
  • Published 13 February 2009
  • Psychology
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
Champions of evidence based medicine have defended the UK government’s drugs adviser who was criticised this week by the home secretary for saying that the risk associated with taking the recreational drug ecstasy was no worse than riding a horse. Ben Goldacre, a doctor and author of Bad Science , said that it was “completely ridiculous” that David Nutt was forced to apologise for his comments, which he made in an article in the Journal of Psychopharmacology and were widely reported in the…