Joe FitzPatrick

Scottish National Party MSP for Dundee City West

@JoeFitzSNP

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  • Scottish Parliament: Non-prescribed Benzodiazepines 3 Oct 2019

    That is an issue not just in Glasgow but in communities across Scotland, and it is one of the matters that the drug deaths task force will consider as part of its work. Earlier this year, the Glasgow health and social care partnership put in place a number of measures on so-called street Valium, including specific outreach activity and the provision of harm reduction information. The...
  • Scottish Parliament: Non-prescribed Benzodiazepines 3 Oct 2019

    Concerns regarding the availability and use of street Valium predate the introduction of minimum unit pricing. We know that the key driver of the recent increase in the number of deaths associated with street Valium is the extremely low price of the pills. Mr Tomkins talked about the price of a bar of chocolate, but the reports are that the figure is as low as 20p a pill, and there is...
  • Scottish Parliament: Non-prescribed Benzodiazepines 3 Oct 2019

    Health services and general practitioners in particular have a significant role to play in helping to tackle the challenges that we are seeing with drug use and the associated health harms. The Royal College of General Practitioners is represented on the drug deaths task force. It is the role of GPs to assess the clinical needs of their patients, using relevant evidence to take a...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Dundee City West

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election

Also represented Dundee West

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