Heroin: Legalization for Medical Use

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This report discusses the limited legalization of diacetylmorphine (heroin) for use in the medical treatment of intractable pain. The report attempts to present pros and cons on the issue as well as information on pending legislation. The report also provides a comparison of heroin's analgesic qualities to those of currently available and equivalent pharmaceutical alternatives.

Creator(s): Blanchard, Randall, IV
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: March 14, 1984
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Blanchard, Randall, IV

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: March 14, 1984
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This report discusses the limited legalization of diacetylmorphine (heroin) for use in the medical treatment of intractable pain. The report attempts to present pros and cons on the issue as well as information on pending legislation. The report also provides a comparison of heroin's analgesic qualities to those of currently available and equivalent pharmaceutical alternatives.

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