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Sheila M Bird

Sheila M Bird is a biostatistician and visiting senior fellow, MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, and honorary fellow, University of Edinburgh.

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    The importance of the British Army’s slick drug-testing operationsSubscription

    11 JAN 2018

    When the UK was engaged in military operation in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2007, the UK press reported a fivefold increase in the cocaine-positive rate of British soldiers, which was followed by a switch from cocaine to mephedrone. What can we learn from this, in the light of a current reported high rate of positive compulsory drug test results in the British Army?

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