NS News Editorial on PHC Heroin Case
After years study, a group of B.C. doctors applied to Health Canada for permission to prescribe heroin to 21 addicts last fall. Permission was granted.
It was right about then that mollifying the Conservative base trumped science.
Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose denounced her own department's decision. She also promised to close up drug access program “loopholes,” thereby reducing years of study to nothing more than a crooked accountant's sleight of numbers trick.
Providence Health Care President and CEO Dianne Doyle