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Drugs / Heroin Treatment / Canada #783889

CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 18, 2005
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(Studio: Paula Zahn) Report introduced.

(Vancouver, British Columbia: Frank Buckley) A controversial treatment for heroin addiction in Canada featured; scenes shown from the third world of East Vancouver; details given about the study that provides free heroin for addicts under medical supervision. [Addict Brad CLARK - explains why he lives down here; hopes he can get clean & get off the streets.] [University of British Columbia AIDS researcher Dr. Martin SCHECHTER††- outlines the aim of the study to help the addicts get out of the back alleys into clinics for care & support.] The unlikelihood that this treatment will be tried in the US noted. [National Drug Control Policy director John WALTERS†- opposes this treatment.] [Study advocate Ann LIVINGSTON‡- says the study will work.]

Zahn, Paula;
Buckley, Frank

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