The Canadian Press

2016-09-08 | Prescribed Heroin

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Health Canada has amended regulations to allow doctors to prescribe heroin to Canadians who are severely addicted to opioids.

Date: 2016-09-08
Placeline: Undated.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 38 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the Trudeau government acknowledges the country is facing an opioid overdose crisis with addictions that have led to hundreds of deaths and it says Healthcare Providers need help in treating patients suffering from chronic dependency the change to the former conservative government's legislation means pharmaceutical grade heroin can be prescribed under a special Access program in cases where traditional treatment has failed supervised heroin therapy is used in several European countries and a clinical trial in Canada has concluded injectable heroin was more effective and standard methadone treatment Health Minister James phillpotts his Auto I will hold a summit on the matter this fall Karen Rebo the Canadian press >>