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Edinburgh Cabbies to Carry Naloxone

Cab drivers for Edinburgh’s Central Taxis have agreed to carry naloxone as part of a campaign to reduce drug deaths... As well as drivers carrying the opioid overdose reversal drug, one of the taxis will be emblazoned – inside and out – to carry the #StopTheDeaths message.

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.

How overdose reversal drug Naloxone is saving lives across the North West

A new project being trialled in Bolton and Bury is hoping to save lives by training people how to use a drug that reverses the effects of an overdose. Under the project, a team of peers take Naloxone out on to the streets and train members of the community in how to use it.

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.

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.

Ontario looking to make naloxone kits mandatory at high-risk workplaces

The Ontario government says it has introduced legislation that would require workplaces at high risk for an opioid overdose to have life-saving naloxone kits on site. Some high-risk workplaces listed by the government include construction sites, bars and nightclubs.

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