Prescription of Heroin for the Management of Heroin Dependence

  title={Prescription of Heroin for the Management of Heroin Dependence},
  author={N. Lintzeris},
  journal={CNS Drugs},
  • N. Lintzeris
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • CNS Drugs
  • The prescription of heroin (diamorphine) for the management of heroin dependence is a controversial treatment approach that was limited to Britain until the 1990s. Since then a number of countries have embarked upon clinical trials of this approach, and it is currently licensed and available in several European countries. To date, six randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with over 1600 patients and several cohort studies have examined injected (or inhaled) heroin treatment. This article reviews… CONTINUE READING
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