Friday, March 23

Drugs OK alcohol Out

A good thought. But let's not legalize drugs wholesale.
"This is a landmark paper," said Leslie Iversen, professor of pharmacology at Oxford University. "It is the first real step toward an evidence-based classification of drugs." Based on the paper's results, he added, alcohol and tobacco could not be excluded.

"The rankings also suggest the need for better regulation of the more harmful drugs that are currently legal, liketobacco and alcohol," wrote Wayne Hall, of the University of Queensland in an accompanying Lancet article.

Nutt also called for more education on drugs. "All drugs are dangerous," he said. "Even the ones people know and love and use every day."