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Rennie: Methadone a solution rather than part of the problem

April 30, 2013 3:12 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on research published today on the cause of drug deaths inWillie RennieWillie Rennie Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

"Methadone continues to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Combined with needle exchange and other programmes it has saved many, many lives.

"This report examines in detail the reason for last year's increase in deaths. So the figures aren't new even though the deeper analysis is.

"There are a multitude of reasons for the increase in deaths including the heroin drought which led to an increase in dangerous polydrug misuse experimentation.

"This is not a time for a hysterical over-reaction but for a continued calm and evidence-based approach to what is a deep rooted problem that shatters lives."