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Providing supervised medical-grade heroin to heavy users can reduce harms
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Some nations — but not the US — provide heroin-assisted treatment and supervised consumption sites as approaches to reduce the harms caused by addiction to opioids. A new study finds that the experiences in other parts of the work find that providing supervised access to medical-grade heroin to people whose use continues after trying multiple traditional treatments has been successful in other countries, and should be piloted and studied in the US.