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Prescription heroin gets green light in Canada

Published on: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 1:15:24 UTC
News Agency: CNN
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Health Canada has amended its regulations to allow Canadian doctors to prescribe heroin as a treatment for those who are severely addicted to the drug. Last week's change to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act permits doctors to apply for permission under the federal Special Access Program to offer their addicted patients diacetylmorphine: pharmaceutical-grade heroin.

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