Canada Will Allow Doctors to Prescribe Pharmaceutical-Grade Heroin

Canadian doctors will now be able to prescribe pharmaceutical-grade heroin to treat severe addiction that has not responded to more conventional treatment, The Washington Postreports.

Currently there is one facility in Canada that isallowed to prescribe diacetylmorphine hydrochloride, the active ingredient in heroin. The facility, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, allows people addicted to heroin to come in as often as three times a day to receive prescription heroin for free. The facility, called Crosstown Clinic, will be able to expand its heroin-maintenance program under the new ruling by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government.

Full story of Canada doctors to prescribe pharmaceutical-grade heroin at drugfree.org

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Will Savage

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