HEROIN TRIAL RESULTS - SO MUCH FOR THE IMPACT OF EVIDENCE:
The Globe and Mail ( Canada ) of August 22: “The Quebec government's decision to cut $600,000 in funding from a study that would give heroin to hard-core drug addicts jeopardizes research into the controversial treatment that would have been a worldwide first. Doctors involved say they're baffled by the decision, which came to light the same week research from a separate study was published that said giving heroin to people with entrenched addictions was far more effective than administering methadone. . . . The Study to Assess Longer-term Opioid Medication Effectiveness (SALOME) would have been the first in the world to compare the effectiveness of medically prescribed heroin against Hydromorphone, a licensed narcotic and whether users will accept the drug in pill form instead of injecting it.” Full story click here.