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Heroin on trial: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials of diamorphine-prescribing as treatment for refractory heroin addiction

Summary: 

Supervised injectable heroin (SIH) is found to be an effective way of treating heroin dependence in a patient population previously considered unresponsive to treatment. It can improve the impact of comprehensive healthcare provision but requires more attention to safety issues.

Main subject: 

treatment