This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Read the latest issue online

GPs buried under trusts' workload dump

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.


Should drug possession and use be legalised?


Year ago I said governments should make all "recreational" drugs free on production of a drugs "passport" so that we could monitor people, counsel them and be aware of the danger in society. Having seen families wrecked, users become psychotic killers and a real danger to others, I have changed my view and would adopt the zero tolerance position. Drugs are too dangerous to innocent non-users. And that includes antidepressants, some painkillers, and even statins affecting the brain? Does anybody know why we all have different cholesterol levels? Do alcohol and tobacco cause people to go berserk? Occult scurvy causes depression. How many prescribe vitamin C as an antidepressant? It s asumed that the old RDA was adequate. But it was never claimed to satisfy the needs of more than 95% of people. The rest were simply ignored. In the UK that would be 3 million people, permanently borderline sick. In the USA, where all the police are armed and keep weapons at home, has there been a single case of an alcohol enraged policeman running amok in the last 100 years?

Posted date

13 Aug 2016

Posted time