This is a brief story of how the Home Secretary introduced legislation to loosen regulations on controlled drugs. This has the potential to improve timely treatment for patients with covid and in parallel those who are dependent on opiates. Link to letter https://www.rcgp.org.uk/about-us/news/2020/april/rcgp-calls-on-home-secretary-to-urgently-relax-rules-on-controlled-medication.aspx