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Drugs in the Time of COVID: The UK Drug Market Response to Lockdown Restrictions

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Karenza MooreORCiD



This is the final published version of a report that has been published in its final definitive form by Release , 2021.

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Findings are based on 2,621 responses to Release’s ‘Coronavirus Drug Purchases Impact Survey’ received between the 9th April 2020 and the 17th September 2020 (inclusive). Responses capture drug purchases made in anticipation of and during the first UK national lockdown, as well as purchases made during the easing, and eventual lifting, of this first national lockdown. Individuals aged 18 and over, residing in the UK, were eligible to complete the online survey and respondents were asked to describe a recent drug purchase.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Aldridge J, Garius L, Spicer J, Harris M, Moore K, Eastwood N

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title:

Type: Commissioned Report

Year: 2021

Pages: 16

Print publication date: 14/04/2021

Online publication date: 25/02/2021

Acceptance date: 25/02/2021

Institution: Release

Place Published: London


Notes: ISBN: 9780904932454