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Prescription of heroin to treatment resistant heroin addicts

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:228

Treatment needs to be multifaceted

  1. Iain B Craighead (, general practitioner principal
  1. Faringdon Health Centre, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 7YU

    EDITOR—That 45-88% of the participants in the study of van den Brink et al did not respond to the co-prescription of heroin is disappointing.1

    As a general practitioner I see daily the …

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