newseventsimagesEBC Vice President Professor David Nutt is the winner of the 2013 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science. The international prize is awarded for courage in promoting science and evidence on a matter of public interest, despite facing difficulty and hostility in doing so.

The judges awarded the prize to Professor Nutt in recognition of the impact his thinking and actions have had in influencing evidence-based classification of drugs, in the UK and elsewhere in the world, and his continued courage and commitment to rational debate, despite opposition and public criticism.

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