About Us

The Drug History Podcast was started by the site owners in order to improve the understanding of patients, drug misusers and professionals about the origins and reasons for the uses of drugs. We share a passion for presenting information in a clear way to all who have an interest; taking care to minimise bias and acknowledging gaps in knowledge.


The main editor, Merlvin, is a pharmacist practicing in the United Kingdom. Check out his other work here. 

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We are qualified  and practicing health professionals


We seek the best evidence-based information sources for our posts


We have many years’ experience in patient care


We are not sponsored by any organisation to promote a particular treatment or approach