Vancouver prescriptions for addicts gain attention as heroin and opioid use rises

The clinic’s prescription program began as a clinical trial more than a decade ago
The New York Times (US)
Thursday, April 21, 2016

crosstown-clinicVancouver’s Crosstown Clinic, the only medical facility in North America permitted to prescribe heroin at the center of an epidemic raging across the continent, has been successful at keeping addicts out of jail and away from emergency rooms that its supporters are seeking to expand it across Canada. But they have been hindered by a tangle of red tape and a yearslong court battle reflecting a conflict between medicine and politics on how to address drug addiction.