Harry Shapiro - Director of DrugWise


Harry Shapiro, Director of DrugWise – an online drug information service and Managing Editor of DS Daily - the daily online drug, alcohol and tobacco news service. Harry has worked in the drugs field for over 35 years, first with the Institute for the Study of Drug Dependence and then from 2000 with DrugScope where he was Director of Communications until the charity folded in 2015.

Harry was DrugScope’s main media spokesperson, managing editor of Druglink magazine and has written extensively on all aspects of drugs and drug-related issues combining this with lecturing, public speaking and advisory work for government.

His books include Waiting for the Man: the story of drugs and popular music and Shooting Stars: drugs, Hollywood and the Movies. Harry Shapiro is also a member of Public Health England National Drug Intelligence Network, the Secretariat of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Prescribed Drug Dependence and a member of the Opiate Painkiller Dependency Alliance.