En Escocia, el primer país que introdujo un programa nacional de naloxona, desde 2010 se ha reducido a la mitad la cifra se personas que salen de prisión y mueren por sobredosis relacionada con opioides. Más información, en inglés, está disponible abajo. 

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By Reevel Alderson 

The number of kits issued in Scotland's pioneering programme to cut drug-related deaths (DRD) has risen by 10%, official statistics have revealed.

Since 2010 users of heroin and similar drugs can be given naloxone kits to reverse the effects of a potentially fatal opioid overdose.

The Scottish government-funded programme was introduced in an attempt to cut the number of drug deaths.

There are now calls for a similar scheme to be introduced in England.

Naloxone is a prescription-only drug in the UK but in Scotland it is legal for trained carers, hostel managers, drug users, and addicts' friends and family to carry in case of an emergency.

The figures, issued by the Scottish government's Information Services Division (ISD), show in the year 2015-16, a total of 8,146 take-home naloxone (THN) kits were issued, a 10% increase on the previous 12 months.

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