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Increase in supply of take-home naloxone in Scotland

By Scotland Correspondent

An increasing number of “take-home” naloxone kits are being issued in Scotland to people at risk of opioid overdose and their family, friends and service workers.

Statistics on Scotland's national naloxone programme released this week (30 July 2013), show that 10.8 per cent more kits were issued in 2012-13 compared with the previous year (3,833 and 3,458 kits, respectively).

The majority of kits were supplied in the community, including from community pharmacies, with the remainder supplied by prisons.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2013.11123966

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