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Two decades of the Swiss program based on the prescription of Diacetylmorphine, from a public health intervention to a treatment option


Khan, Riaz; Khazaal, Yasser; Thorens, Gabriel; Achab, S; Annoni-Manghi, R; Zullino, Daniele; Uchtenhagen, Ambros (2015). Two decades of the Swiss program based on the prescription of Diacetylmorphine, from a public health intervention to a treatment option. Canadian Journal of Addiction Medicine, 6(1):20-22.

Abstract

The medical prescription of diacetyl morphine (heroin) treatment is an addition to the therapeutic arsenal for patients gravely dependent or addicted to heroin use and for whom other forms of therapy have failed. In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health SFOPH) has established directives and recommendations concerning prescription and administration of diacetyl- morphine.

Abstract

The medical prescription of diacetyl morphine (heroin) treatment is an addition to the therapeutic arsenal for patients gravely dependent or addicted to heroin use and for whom other forms of therapy have failed. In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health SFOPH) has established directives and recommendations concerning prescription and administration of diacetyl- morphine.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Swiss Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2015
Deposited On:19 Nov 2015 11:30
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 14:50
Publisher:Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine
ISSN:1923-1210
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.csam-smca.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/CJA-vol6-no1-2015.pdf
Related URLs:http://www.csam-smca.org/canadian-journal-of-addiction/ (Publisher)

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