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Treating addiction with hydromorphone saves lives and money, experts say

A longtime heroin addict named Max winds a band of blue rubber around his bicep.

Opioid Painkiller May Be New Treatment for Heroin Addicts

Hydromorphone — an opioid painkiller — may be another treatment option for heroin addiction, a new Canadian study suggests.

Injectable Hydromorphone May Be An Alternative Treatment For Chronic Heroin Addiction interviewed Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes about the results of SALOME.

Dr. Scott MacDonald interviewed about the results of SALOME

Dr. Scott MacDonald was interviewed on Roundhouse Radio 98.3 about the impact of the results of SALOME.

Groundbreaking SALOME study offers hope to heroin addicts

Global News reported on the results of SALOME.

Alternative heroin addiction treatment

A groundbreaking study suggests instead of giving heroin addicts methadone or prescription-heroin, some could be treated with a much more accessible pain medication.

Results of world’s first study on new treatment for heroin addiction

The results of the ground-breaking SALOME research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry, show chronic heroin addiction now has another effective treatment tool — hyrdomorphone, a licensed pain medication.

Heroin nearly killed me but pain med saved me: Max

A groundbreaking study conducted on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside has found hydromorphine could be beneficial to drug addicts trying to turn their lives around.

Vancouver study finds possible new treatment path for heroin addiction

People with chronic heroin addiction may soon have another treatment option after the conclusion of a groundbreaking study in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Vancouver researchers find pain medication can work as treatment for severe heroin addiction

Since November 2014, a small group of Vancouver doctors has administered prescription heroin as a treatment for severe addiction to opioids.


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