On Tuesday, 6 October 2015 Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs Paul Wheelhouse launched the new drug research framework.
Scottish health professionals have welcomed the opinion of the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that Scotland’s Alcohol Minimum Unit Price (MUP) legislation does not contravene European law.
National Forum on Drug-related Deaths response to National Records of Scotland 2014 drug death figures
Reports from almost all parts of Scotland have been suggesting what the NRS and previous National Drug Related Deaths Database findings have confirmed- that outcomes for drug users not engaged in treatment and care are becoming increasingly concerning.
On 1 October 2015, new legislation comes into force that enables naloxone to be supplied to individuals by drug treatment services without prescription.