Statement in response to press coverage
23 March 2010
Liverpool John Moores University is conducting a research study into the effects of the drug Mephedrone.
Fifty volunteers from across the UK who already take Mephedrone will be asked to record their experiences of taking the drug, using standard research methodology which adheres to ethical guidelines.
The University will not be supplying the drug, will not be paying participants of the study and does not condone drug-use of any form.
Controlled, authoritative research studies play a vital role in the formulation of laws and policies, particularly those which relate to health.