Prescription Heroin Is A Treatment For Other Treatment Essay

834 WordsOct 17, 20164 Pages
Prescription Heroin gets green light in Canada. http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/14/health/prescription-heroin-canada/index.html Attention Statement- Canada has amended its regulations to allow Canadian doctors to prescribe Heroin as a treatment for those who are severally addicted to the drug. Introduction – Talks about the change in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act that allows doctors to prescribe Heroin legally. Body – The points made in this article are as follows: • The number of countries allowing prescription Heroin for user on patients with no other treatment option. • The new rule reinstating the old rule that had been revoked in 2013 to ban prescribing Heroin by doctors. • The clinical trials of heroin to evaluate feasibility and effectiveness of Heroin-assisted treatment in Canadian context. • Prescribing Heroin, and the lessening of exposure to life-threatening health risks. The studies that show the prescription reduces illicit drug use and so decreases criminal activity and healthcare costs. Conclusion – Opioid deaths are on the rise and Fentanyl is being put in Heroin to increase drug dealer’s profits. Fentanyl is 30 to 50 percent more powerful than Heroin leading to more overdoses, because most people think that it is only Heroin they are buying. Residual Message – “There are going to be other drugs besides Fentanyl,” she said, noting that drug dealers will find a way to increase their profits: “They will always be a couple steps ahead of us.”
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