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Substance misuse

Naloxone pharmacy service in Scotland an ‘important step’

Scotland-wide pharmacy service to launch on October 30

14 Sep 2023 , 1 Min Article

Substance misuse

Scottish Government calls for drug possession to be decriminalised

Prime minister has 'no plans' to change stance as SNP calls for greater support for drug users

07 Jul 2023 , 1 Min Article

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MHRA calls on naloxone providers to check for missing needles

Reports from France suggest some kits may be missing needles, says MHRA

11 Nov 2022 , 1 Min Article

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95pc believe pharmacist naloxone supply would reduce drug deaths

Government consultation points to support for making naloxone available from pharmacies.

15 Mar 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Slight rise in alcohol dependence prescriptions in 2020-21

The vast majority of the 166,590 alcohol dependence scripts were dispensed in the community.

27 Jan 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Substance misuse

Start trialling injecting facilities to drive down drug deaths, says RPS

There were 4,561 drug-related deaths in England and Wales and 1,339 in Scotland last year.

13 Dec 2021 , 1 Min Article

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Patient alert issued over 'unprecedented' opioid overdoses

PHE issues a national alert after an "unprecedented number of overdoses".

18 Aug 2021 , 1 Min Article