What would Craig Ferguson say? –
Oct. 5, 2019 – Training to use the drug – available in injectable form or as a nasal spray – is complete in less than two hours and is it held by many hostels and homeless day centres. Though it can only save lives in the case in the case of opioid overdose, it has no harmful effects. In England several police forces, including West Midlands Police, have adopted its use.
But the proposal has met with opposition from the Scottish Police Federation, with vice-chair David Hamilton shocking campaigners with claims that saving lives is not a “statutory function”. He told the Sunday National: “Our strategic duty is to protect lives, not save lives. Saving lives is the work of medics. The problem we have is that the police service is under increasing strain and we need to push back.”