Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Exclusion of Scientists from Drugs Council 'Worrying'

Government plans which could potentially see no scientists sitting on its drugs advisory council are "worrying", campaigners said today.

Neuroscience professor Colin Blakemore said scrapping the statutory requirement for scientists to sit on the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) was wrong and urged ministers to listen to scientific advice even when it was inconvenient.

But the Home Office said the move was intended to give the Government greater flexibility in the expertise it was able to draw on.'


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