No change to ‘five-pill rule’, says minister

No change to ‘five-pill rule’, says minister

Coplinan criticizes the new “personal apply” cap designed to attract more heroin users into rehab.

No change to ‘five-pill rule’, says minister
On March 11, at the Department of Medical Services, public health secretary Cholnan Srikaew addresses investigators. ( Photo: Pattarapong ​ Chatpattarasil​l )

Cholnan Srikaew, the minister of public health, insists that no additional modifications may be made to a new law that specifies the bare minimums for certain medications that can be found on a person for personal use.

The minister responded to widespread criticism of the rules, which states that those who purchase up to five methamphetamine pills may be treated as users as opposed to asberbers or traffickers if they consent to undergoing rehabilitation.

The new five-pill law has been linked to a rise in medication use. Recently, anyone with more than one rate supplement in their hands was deemed a drug dealer.

Dr. Cholnan asked if the cap would be lowered, but that was based on the government’s policy, and there has n’t been any sign of it changing.

He claimed that the new legislation was in line with one of the three main goals in tackling narcotics: preventing prostitution, strengthening communities, and treating medication users as patients.

The intention behind the law was to encourage drug users to seek rehabilitation on the assumption that this would prevent them from consuming illegal drugs and, in turn, help to eliminate small-scale drug dealers.

The minister claimed that the five-milligram control had no bearing on the reported rise in drug users and that more people would be able to be identified as a result of the authorities ‘ continued efforts.

Some press reports claim that small-time dealers have been swindling the new law by separating frequency pills into five-packs. Some also made an offer to buy meth on social media sites.

Dr. Cholnan declined to comment on the information, but said the prime minister has assigned regional operational officials, police, martial, public health officials, and local populations in each state to address the narcotics issue.

If regulators fail to do their job properly, next action should be taken against them, he said.

This suggests that some elements do n’t work as they should, he said. Public health officials are in charge of treatment, and they cannot succeed without the help of others.

” It’s hardly fair to single me out when troubles arise.”

The chancellor added that officials who allegedly lacked integrity were fired from the state of Thaksin Shinawatra from 2001 to 2006.

In a related development, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin claimed that he had instructed the army chief, the acting police commander, and the Office of Narcotics Control Board to increase their substance use along the country’s borders.

He also requested that the authorities lay out plans to deal with those found with less than five rate pills in a letter posted on his X bill.

He claimed that everyone involved had come to a consensus to work together and to enhance their efforts to protect society from the effects of improper cocaine.