Researchers advocate "medical grade" heroin for chronic addicts

05/28/2010 | BBC · Reuters

The carefully monitored provision of medical grade heroin to chronic addicts is more effective than the use of methadone to keep users in drug rehabilitation programs, researchers report in The Lancet journal. This strategy, according to the study, cuts the addicts' supplemental use of street heroin and can help decrease the spread of HIV/AIDS among drug users.

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