Health Canada’s decision to provide prescription heroin to certain addicts will save lives in Vancouver, according to a lawyer representing them.
Precribing injectable heroin maintenance was something we did on Merseyside, England back in the early 1980s – it has been a lack of political will not a lack of scientific evidence that has delayed the implementation of good practice worlwide.
After a 10 year trial in Zurich a few years ago the people of Switzerland could see the sense and voted 64% in favour in a national referendum to rolling out clean injectable heroin paid for by the state acoss the whole country.
But well done Health Canada – still not available in most countries.
Remember as we address the symptoms – we could instead address the cause – ending prohibition would save even more live!
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