The Coroner's Court is investigating whether treating doctors should be compelled to warn VicRoads that a patient was unfit to drive because of their severe mental illness or drug and alcohol dependence.
Will this result in people with significant health issues avoiding contact with doctors? We think it would.
When people suffering from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder come to the attention of the law, they often encounter a system that is unable to cope with the challenging behaviours that their disorder brings.
When it comes to the issue of illegal drugs in the UK, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone more qualified and committed than Professor David Nutt; former chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (AMC), and now Chair of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD). I called him to ask him about drug testing schemes, where punters can have their drugs tested at clubs and festivals, and if they should be introduced in the UK.
A LAW under consideration in South Korea's parliament has sparked vociferous debate by grouping popular online games such as "StarCraft" with gambling, drugs and alcohol as an anti-social addiction the government should do more to stamp out.
Montevideo: Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization.
Coverage of yesterday's landmark senate vote. See more below.
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Under a new law, a Uruguayan state agency will oversee the distribution and sale of marijuana. The goal is to cut out drug trafficking and reduce the violence associated with it. Via The Foreign Bureau, WSJ's global news alert.