Make heroin available on prescription, official UK drug advisers say

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs also suggests supervised injecting rooms to combat rising number of drug deaths
The Guardian (UK)
Monday, December 12, 2016

uk-heroin-injectingHeroin on prescription and supervised injecting rooms are among a range of measures that the government’s drug advisers have suggested to reverse the UK’s soaring numbers of drug deaths. Responding to a sharp rise in the number of heroin-related deaths in recent years, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs said maintenance of drug treatment programmes was essential to prevent further increases. Overdoses hit record levels in England and Wales last year sparking criticism of the government’s approach to drugs and addiction services. (See also: UK's first 'fix room' for heroin addicts to open in Glasgow)