Value of prescribing heroin is uncertainBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7416.638-b (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:638
- Susan Mayor
More research should be carried out into the effectiveness of prescribing heroin for addicts before the treatment is expanded in Britain, recommended a review published last week.
The review found that the evidence base for prescribing heroin was relatively weak, with only a few studies evaluating its effectiveness.
One of the review's authors, Nicky Metrebian, …