Police should carry drugs overdose antidote, says senior officer

Exclusive: NPCC’s drugs lead backs wider supply of naloxone after successful trials

The overdose antidote naloxone should be made available to all police officers in areas where there is a clear need, the police chiefs’ drug lead has urged after successful pilot schemes.

North Wales police and Police Scotland are trialling having beat officers carry naloxone nasal sprays that can be used to treat opiate overdoses, and West Midlands police have extended their pilot scheme, with a rollout due to be announced.

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Tags: Drugs, Scotland, Police, Society, UK News, Emergency services, West Midlands, North Wales, NPCC

Source:  https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/feb/22/police-should-carry-drugs-overdose-antidote-naloxone-says-senior-officer

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