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ACMD advice on COVID-19 emergency legislation to enable supply of controlled drugs

Letter from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) to the Home Secretary advising on COVID-19 emergency measures to enable the supply of controlled drugs.

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Letter from the Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to the Home Secretary

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The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs wrote to the Home Secretary in response to the 1 April letter commissioning the ACMD to urgently review 3 emergency measures that would enable the supply of medicines containing controlled substances during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The proposed measures aim to ensure patients continue to have access to medicines, build resilience and help relieve pressure elsewhere in the health system caused by COVID-19.

These measures have been considered by the ACMD and recommendations on their implantation has been provided.

The letter from the Home Secretary asking the ACMD to advise on the 3 proposed COVID-19 emergency measures is available on GOV.UK.

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Published 7 April 2020