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Kanada. Vancouver clinic revokes 11 patients’ access to take-home heroin doses

Eleven patients who were permitted to take home doses of medical-grade heroin from a Vancouver clinic have had the permission abruptly revoked.

The patients were told last week that they can continue ingesting the drug (diacetylmorphine) under medical supervision at the Providence Crosstown Clinic, but would no longer be able to carry a daily supply off-site, according to four patients who spoke with The Globe and Mail. They were cut off from receiving take-home doses – called “carries” – by weeks’ end and were not given a reason for the discontinuation. (Globe and Mail, Kanada, 27.09.2021)