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.