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Drug policy must change, urges police chief

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Media captionTreating illicit drug use as a health problem rather than a crime was policy for much of the 20th Century

Here's my report on the government's drugs strategy in England and Wales - it is not working because it focuses too much on criminal prosecutions, a police chief has told the BBC.

Tim Hollis of Humberside Police says responsibility for drug policy should be moved from the Home Office to Health. His words come on the same day as the British Medical Association called for addicts to be treated the same way as people with any other illness.