1) Newspaper Article: Drug legalisation is no solution - its a disaster waiting to happen [Guardian September 09]
"How would Britain look were we to follow the Latin American road to drug legalisation? The effectiveness of a government-regulated drug trade is already evident in the alcohol-fuelled violence that plagues so many of our cities, and in the increasing numbers of teenagers who define a good night out as one that ends in blind drunkenness."
2) Book: Controversies in Drugs Policy and Practice [Neil McKeganey]
Controversies in Drugs Policy and Practice
Palgrave Macmillan; 1 edition (9 Dec 2010)
3) Paper: Alcohol research and the alcoholic beverage industry [Thomas F Babor Addiction 2009]
[Thomas F Babor Addiction 2009]
Volume 104, Issue 1, February 2009, Pages 34-47
Aims Using terms of justification such as 'corporate social responsibility' and 'partnerships with the public health community', the alcoholic beverage industry (mainly large producers, trade associations and 'social aspects' organizations) funds a variety of scientific activities that involve or overlap with the work of independent scientists. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the ethical, professional and scientific challenges that have emerged from industry involvement in alcohol science.
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