DENMARK PLANS TREATMENT WITH INJECTABLE HEROIN:
The above is the headline of an article in the Karlsruhe Nachrichten, 15 Oct. In a striking reversal of its long-standing opposition, the "Volkspartei" (People's Party) of Denmark has expressed its support for providing long-term opiate dependent individuals with heroin. This means there is now a parliamentary majority
for introduction of heroin treatment. The goal, according to a spokesperson: to enable addicts to have at least a "halfway normal life".
At least, that's the story. We have been warned:caveat lector, reader beware! Ultimate approval and implementation is far from assured, and some observors closer to the scene remain pessimistic. We'll see.