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SSA podcast: The naloxone special

The podcast covers several key issues about naloxone, including how it works, how to administer it, the law, and the latest research. They talk about the role of naloxone in reducing drug-related deaths in the UK and the implications for drug policy.

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The Scottish Pharmacy Alliance convenes to reduce drug deaths

University of Stirling Substance Use expert Professor Catriona Matheson is launching a new partnership with the pharmacy profession to help drive down drug deaths. The aim of this initiative is to bring together stakeholders in the pharmacy profession across Scotland to explore how to drive change and improve health with the ultimate objective of reducing deaths. The event will bring together topic specialists, practising pharmacists and leaders from across the pharmacy profession.

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Removing naloxone’s Rx status is an essential step to save lives

As the drug-overdose epidemic continues to worsen, the American Medical Association (AMA) is maintaining its pressure on regulators, legislators and manufacturers to expand availability to naloxone. This includes making the opioid-related overdose-reversing drug available over the counter (OTC). The Biden administration is considering such a move, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra remarks that were strongly supported by the AMA.

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