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Ranking the harm of non-medically used prescription opioids in the UK (2015)
Journal Article
van Amsterdam, J., Phillips, L., Henderson, G., Bell, J., Bowden-Jones, O., Hammersley, R., …Nutt, D. (2015). Ranking the harm of non-medically used prescription opioids in the UK. Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP, 73(3), 999-1004. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yrtph.2015.09.014

A panel of nine experts applied multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) to determine the relative overall harm to users and harms to others of street heroin (injected and smoked) and eleven non-medically used prescription opioids. The experts assesse... Read More about Ranking the harm of non-medically used prescription opioids in the UK.

Trauma in the childhood stories of people who have injected drugs (2015)
Journal Article
Hammersley, R., Dalgarno, P., McCollum, S., Reid, M., Strike, Y., Smith, A., …Liddell, D. (2016). Trauma in the childhood stories of people who have injected drugs. Addiction research & theory, 24(2), 135-151 . https://doi.org/10.3109/16066359.2015.1093120

Aim: To document childhood trauma in the life stories of people who have injected drugs. Method: Fifty-five participants (38 m, 17 f) recruited via Scottish recovery networks, who had injected drugs in the previous five years, were interviewed by pee... Read More about Trauma in the childhood stories of people who have injected drugs.

Aspartame sensitivity? : a double blind randomised crossover study (2015)
Journal Article
Sathyapalan, T., Thatcher, N. J., Hammersley, R., Rigby, A. S., Pechlivanis, A., Gooderham, N. J., …Courts, F. (2015). Aspartame sensitivity? : a double blind randomised crossover study. PloS one, 10(3), e0116212. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116212

Background Aspartame is a commonly used intense artificial sweetener, being approximately 200 times sweeter than sucrose. There have been concerns over aspartame since approval in the 1980s including a large anecdotal database reporting severe sympto... Read More about Aspartame sensitivity? : a double blind randomised crossover study.