Vancouver is first North American city to give addicts prescription heroin treatment

November 24, 2014 6:14 PM

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Vancouver is now the first North American city to offer prescription heroin to severely addicted patients in a ground-breaking treatment program.

The Providence Crosstown Clinic received their shipment of the drug (diacetylmorphine), which will soon be administered to 26 former participants of a clinical trial, according to the Globe and Mail.

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