BBC
January 15, 2010

Professor David Nutt said his new group “will do the science”

The government’s sacked former chief drugs adviser Professor David Nutt has vowed to tell the “truth about drugs” as he launched a rival advisory group.

He claimed it would “take over” the role of scientific advisers from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), which could no longer function.

The Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD) included “powerful” former members of the ACMD, he said.

The government said scientific advice would remain a key ACMD component.

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