Scottish Naloxonein the news

  • Take-home naloxone to prevent fatalities from opiate-overdose: Protocol for Scotland’s public health policy evaluation

    In 2011, Scotland became the first nation to adopt take-home naloxone (THN) as a funded public health policy and to put in place a science-led formal before/after evaluation. We summarise the background and rigorous set-up for Scotland’s before/after monitoring of its high-risk opioid fatalities.

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  • Scottish Programme mentioned in HRI Report

    Harm Reduction International have released their 'Global State of Harm Reduction 2014' report, and the Scottish naloxone programme gets a mention.

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  • ‘Drug that reverses heroin overdoses should be made more available’

    Experts from Scotland addressed the seminar yesterday, they stated that Naloxone has been made available to both Scottish drug services, as well as drug users, and was making a big difference.

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  • More naloxone drug overdose reversal kits distributed

    New figures reveal the distribution of the kits by health services and prisons has increased from 3,878 in 2012-2013 to 6,472 in the past year.

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  • Drug deaths reduced by world leading kit

    Official figures showing a two thirds increase in the number of naloxone kits issued has been welcomed by the Scottish Government.

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  • National Naloxone Programme Scotland – naloxone kits issued in 2013/14 and trends in opioid-related deaths

    This report presents information on the number of take-home naloxone kits (hereafter referred to as ‘kits’) issued as part of the national naloxone programme during 2013/14 (and comparisons with 2011/12 and 2012/13).

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Film: training

Swansea10 min film shows how quick and easy it can be to opportunistically train people attending the needle exchange.

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Film: Reach For Me

Reach For MeDocumentary discussing naloxone distribution in the USA and problems caused by drug shortages.

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Naloxone Kits

Naloxone Kits 
ISD Scotland have released their report into the number of naloxone kits issued.

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Oct 2014
now available

WHO Guide

The WHO have released a guide to community management of opiod overdose. 


WHO Guide

WHO Guide

Nov 2014
now available

PHE Naloxone Briefing

Public Health England Have released a briefing on naloxone in England.


PHE Breifing


Feb 2015
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