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The Neurotoxicity of Street Drugs by Dr James O'Callaghan

Public lecture in London

The Neurotoxicity of Street Drugs

by Dr James O'Callaghan

of the United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

on 18th February 1998 at 8pm

Neal's Yard Meeting Rooms

14 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DP

price £6 at the door

Dr O'Callaghan is one of the world's leading researchers into neurotoxicity, and has extensively studied damage caused by street drugs.* His controversial conclusion is that moderate consumption of MDMA (ecstasy) does not cause permanent damage to the user.

The evening was organised by Nicholas Saunders, before his death in a car accident on 3 February, and is going ahead in his memory.


*Dr O'Callaghan undertook a $750,000 study to establish the neurotoxicity of street drugs at the United States Environmental Protection Agency commissioned by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It was published as a NIDA monograph under the title Assessing Neurotoxicity of Drugs of Abuse.

The lecture will be open to the public for £6 at the door.