Amira Guirguis, pharmacist and senior lecturer in pharmaceutical chemistry, Psychopharmacology, Drug Misuse and Novel Psychoactive Substances Research Unit, University of Hertfordshire.
There is a vulnerable group we must not leave behind in our response to COVID-19: people who are dependent on illicit drugs
None of us are safe from COVID-19, but the health status, needs and behaviours of those who use illicit drugs leave them particularly vulnerable — pharmacists can reduce this risk, says drugs researcher Amira Guirguis.
Pharmacists should be aware of the rapidly expanding illicit drug market and how they can play a role in reducing harm from popular novel psychoactive substances.
On 27 August 2016, UK prime minister Teresa May announced an audit of public services to reveal racial disparities and to help end the injustices that many people experience. This will be led by a unit in the Cabinet Office and will include coverage of health services. It is