Politics

Aug 22, 2007

The heroin trial 10 years on: how politics killed hope

Ten years ago, on 19 August 1997, Federal Cabinet at the behest of Prime Minister John Howard aborted a proposed scientific trial to evaluate the effectiveness of prescription heroin as a treatment for heroin dependence. Six years of careful scientific research work was then trashed.

Ten years ago, on 19 August 1997, Federal Cabinet at the behest of Prime Minister John Howard aborted a proposed scientific trial to evaluate the effectiveness of prescription heroin as a treatment for heroin dependence. Six years of careful scientific research work was trashed.

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  1. Paul Gallagher

    Howards ongoing erosion of HR principles is impressive. It’s deplorable that honest discourse is lacking for patriarchal moralistic meddling. How ironic his 1950s vision cannot include pre-prohibition heroin classification but respects Bishops “findings”.

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