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Submission to the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee inquiry: scientific evidence

This memorandum provides a brief description of the use of scientific evidence within drug policy and reaches some conclusions about how this can be improved.

We conclude that:

  • There is a strong case for a substantive increase in the proportion of investment in research and evaluation.
  • New systems should be adopted for the coordination and delivery of research and evaluation, and to promote use of the findings.
  • There should be an independent evaluation of the UK Drug Strategy¬†which considers its impact, including any unintended consequences and cost effectiveness.
  • There should be a stronger emphasis on sustained deliberative engagement with the public to help reconcile policy, evidence and public opinion.
  • Options for placing the Advisory Council on a stronger footing, with enhanced resources and capacity, should be considered.

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Submission to the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee inquiry: scientific evidence
Publication date 5th May 2009
Categories Strategies, Policies and Systems
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