John Asks Scottish Government to Review Drug Issues

Following a debate in the Scottish Parliament in December 2013 on Independent Expert Review of Opioid Replacement Therapies, John wrote to the Scottish Government for outlines of plans to take forward issues such as prescribing heroin, supervised injection and testing for street drugs.

The Minister’s response can be seen below.

Opiod Replacement Therapy Page 1Opiod Replacement Therapy page 2

Commenting John said:

“I am grateful to the Minister for her detailed response.  Drugs are full of ‘ethical issues’ with ‘heroin prescribing’ and ‘supervised injecting’ but two.  Informed advice can be obtained from, among others, Scottish Drug Forum http://www.sdf.org.uk/ , Crew 2000 http://www.crew2000.org.uk/ and NHS Highland Harm Reduction Service

https://www.facebook.com/harmreduction.nhshighland “