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Ian Watkins

David Nutt is not a controversial character - his sacking by the government was controversial. He is, to my knowledge, well respected in the drugs research field.
He advocates evidence-based policy, whereas politicians prefer policy-based evidence.
I guess combining these 2 now make him controversial!


Hi Kaiser,

thanks for your nice demonstration on that chart, and more generaly thanks for your website, which I have been following for a while now.

May I ask you if there's the data somewhere, as I'd like to play around with that one and can't find the source numbers behind the chart (I assumed that you have a source and didn't guess the numbers from the chart) ?



FK: I wasn't able to find the data. I didn't recreate this chart, I just pulled it from the original source. This one would be a nice exercise because the data is quite complex but it has some structure to play with.


Hi Kaiser,

i've done some digging, and it seems that most of the data come from the study "Development Of A Rational Scale to assess the harm of drugs of potential misuse" ("lancet 2007 ; 369 : 1047-53") of David Nutt, that can be found on the net.

I haven't had yet the time to extract the data from there, but if you're interested, i'll come back to you once it's done.



Thanks for the chart.

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