Vancouver clinic offers free heroin in North American first

A clinic in Vancouver began recruiting heroin addicts to give them free drugs, as part of a national study that’s the first of its kind in North America.
The North American Opiate Medication Initiative plans to enroll 470 hard-to-treat addicts in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Toronto and Montreal — about 157 people at each site.
About half the volunteers in the $8.1-million study will receive free, pharmaceutical-grade heroin for 12 months, which they will administer themselves in a clinic under medical supervision.
CBC News: Vancouver clinic offers free heroin in North American first