Opioid Painkiller May Be New Treatment for Heroin Addiction

April 6, 2016

(UPI) – Hydromorphone — an opioid painkiller — may be another treatment option for heroin addiction, a new Canadian study suggests. The research included more than 200 heroin addicts in Vancouver. They hadn’t responded to commonly used treatments such as methadone or suboxone. This was the first study to assess the effectiveness of hydromorphone in treating heroin addiction, the researchers noted.

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