Provision of diamorphine (heroin) by prescription for drug dependency: issues and recommendations
Existing evidence for the efficacy of diamorphine treatment of heroin dependence is presented, focusing first on 'gold standard' randomised controlled trials and then on other forms of evidence. The evidence strongly suggests that diamorphine treatment may be of some value and that further trials are warranted. Nevertheless, there are a range of risks associated with diamorphine trials and these are also discussed. It is recommended that: (i) extensive trialling of the efficacy, safety and...[Show more]
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