Heroin Best Tx for Resistant Opioid Addiction, Expert Says

From Medscape Medical News: Individuals with heroin addiction for whom conventional therapies have failed should be offered heroin-assisted treatment to avoid relapse involving use of illicit heroin, argues a Canadian expert.

Martin T. Schechter, MD, professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, cites several trials indicating that heroin-assisted therapy is both effective and cost-effective in the most vulnerable patients. Read more.