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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Vancouver heroin prescription trial begins

This could be a life saving intervention

"This is more than establishing a standard of care, it's about establishing a standard of caring. Illness does not just exist in a clinic or as a subject of study for researchers, but is an on the ground life and death reality for people. The barriers which exist as part of the study are, nonetheless, barriers. For the participants of this study who are suffering this is not a pilot project, this could be a life saving intervention." - Dr. Dan Small of the PHS Community Services Society

North American Opiate Medication Initiative (NAOMI) study is underway in Vancouver. The study will also have trial site locations in Toronto and Montreal.

Read more here at Seven Oaks and the Vancouver Four Pillar Strategy

Also: background on the NAOMI

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