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Russell Findlay might recall that in a previous debate, I advised that the reason why we do not participate in project ADDER is that it is really just rebadged work that we are already doing in Scotland. Also, ultimately, project ADDER is enforcement led, as opposed to being public health led.
I will start by quoting a mum called Libby. I do not know her, but she replied to one of my social media posts on the suspected drugs deaths figures for 2021. She said quite simply that “one life lost is one too many.” To reflect on the reduction in reported suspected deaths by Police Scotland, we know that we can overread the statistics. That information is being published more...
That is an important point in relation to MAT standards and choice. We know that some of the work on the introduction of Buvidal that took place in prisons during the pandemic showed that, for some people, that was a more optimal treatment choice. We continue to engage with health boards that have shown interest in heroin-assisted treatment, but we need to turn that interest into a commitment...
Scottish National Party MSP for Almond Valley
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election
Also represented Livingston
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