In several European countries and Canada, patients with longterm opioid addiction are prescribed pharmaceutical grade heroin which they inject in clinics like the Patrida Medical Clinic in Berlin. Some addiction specialists want to pilot similar programs in the U.S.

Is New York Ready For Prescription Heroin?

In some countries, doctors prescribe medical-grade heroin to patients with long-term addiction. Could it ever happen in New York? A new report from RAND Corporation outlines the pros and cons.