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Alasdair Forsyth in The New Scientist on drug-related moral panics

30 Apr 2010

SCCJR’s Alasdair Forsyth was recently interviewed for an article about methodrone in the New Scientist about  his work ondrug related moral panics.  Alasdair’s 10-year review of drug deaths in Scotland was reported, which showed that the chances of newspapers reporting a death from an overdose of paracetamol (acetaminophen) was 1 in …250, a death from amphetamine was 1 in 3 and that every death from ecstasy was reported.  For the New Scientist Article see

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18712-miaowmiaow-on-trial-truth-or-trumpedup-charges.html?page=2.