Druglink article 2014- The X Factor by Mike Powers

A controversial service in Wales that analyses people’s drugs has been dismissed by some as a naive mistake. But Mike Powers argues that it could be a vital new weapon in
harm reduction’s arsenal.

‘Calling all coke dealers: Welsh government will test your Class A drugs for FREE!’ So frothed the Daily Express in February, in a mainly fact-free news story that tried to present the Welsh-government funded Wedinos programme, one of the UK’s most innovative harm reduction schemes, as a free drug-testing service for drug dealers.

The X Factor (PDF)