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BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2916 (Published 22 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2916

German drug misusers to get diamorphine on prescription: On 10 July the Bundesrat, Germany’s upper house of parliament, approved a controversial law that was barely passed in May by the lower house, the Bundestag, allowing severely addicted drug users to receive synthetic heroin diamorphine on a prescription basis, paid for by public health insurers. Approval comes after test programmes in seven cities with addicts who failed at least twice to stay clean after traditional treatment programmes.

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