Record drug deaths in Scotland ‘not acceptable’

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SNP First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told Sky’s Sophy Ridge that “it’s not acceptable” that Scotland has proportionally the highest number of drug deaths in Europe.

She also says she has no plans to work with Alex Salmond.

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