Drugs legislation is hampering clinical research, warns David Nutt

Former government drugs adviser says progress towards new treatments for pain, Parkinson's and depression being blocked
The Guardian (UK)
Monday, November 4, 2013

david-nuttThe UK's drug laws are preventing scientists from carrying out vital research to unlock our understanding of the brain and find new treatments for conditions such as depression and Parkinson's disease, according to Professor David Nutt, a leading neuroscientist and former government drug adviser. "Things are actually getting worse," said Nutt, referring to the restrictions placed on research.