Date of prep: December 2020
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1,264 drug-related deaths were recorded in Scotland in 2019, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland.
A series of recommendations from MPs to address record drug deaths in Scotland have been rejected by the UK government.
Paramedics are to supply to patients at risk of an opiate overdose take-home naloxone as part of a pilot scheme in Glasgow.
A recently published report by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has warned of the pharmacology and toxic effects of fentanyl and related analogues. The report says that it can be concluded that fentanyl and fentanyl-analogues present a significant ongoing risk to UK public health.
There has been a 27% increase in drug-related deaths registered in Scotland since 2017, figures published recently show. The statistics, published by the National Records of Scotland, provide details of 1,187 drug-related deaths that occurred in Scotland in 2018.