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A drug that was weaponised by the UK's most prolific rapist and the serial killer Stephen Port should be reclassified, says an official report

Currently GHB is in class C, with anabolic steroids and some tranquilisers.

The official review was commissioned following calls for a change in the law by the children of a man who was murdered with the drug.

Eric Michels, a father of three from south London, was killed in 2018 by a GHB dealer who gave him a catastrophic overdose in order to steal from him.

His sons Sam and Josh campaigned for the drug to be reclassified.

"Today is a positive day," Sam Michels told the BBC but said he thought GHB should be a Class A drug.

Assessment of the harms of (GHB) gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, gamma-butyrolactone, and closely related compounds Research & Analysis:

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