From Public Health Scotland today:
Since the establishment of the National Naloxone Programme in 2011/12:https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/media/8862/naloxone-supply-monitoring-mi-publication-q4-2020_21.pdf
• 74,629 THN kits have been issued by services based in the community.
• 8,793 THN kits have been issued by prisons in Scotland.
• 10,388 THN kits have been dispensed by community pharmacies.
• Overall, a total of 93,966 THN kits have been supplied by the National Naloxone
• An estimated total of 32,930 people at risk of opioid overdose have been supplied with THN
since the start of the National Naloxone Programme.
The National Naloxone Programme is an important harm reduction measure in Scotland’s efforts
to reduce the numbers of drug-related deaths. It continues to ensure that people have the
medication necessary to prevent a fatal opioid overdose and has saved many lives.
From the Pharmaceutical Journal in July 2021:
Naloxone kit supply may have saved almost 1,400 lives in 2020, report finds
There has been a large increase in the uptake of take-home naloxone kits in Scotland, and the emergency antidote for overdoses caused by heroin and other opioids is likely to have saved many lives.https://pharmaceutical-journal.com/article/news/naloxone-kit-supply-may-have-saved-almost-1400-lives-in-2020-report-finds#:~:text=The%20Pharmaceutical%20Journal-,Naloxone%20kit%20supply%20may%20have%20saved,lives%20in%202020%2C%20report%20finds
Will Scotland’s media cover this?