Five scientific papers judged to enhance understanding of the European drugs problem will be acclaimed on 14 November in Lisbon in a new award ceremony hosted by the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) and its Scientific Committee.

The prize, to be awarded annually in Lisbon, celebrates scientific writing in this area of key concern to EU citizens. The inaugural event will be held in the margins of the EMCDDA Scientific Committee meeting. It takes place on the eve of the launch of the Annual report 2011: the state of the drugs problem in Europe.

For more on the award and abstracts of the winning papers, see http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/news/2011/6