Health Canada, el Organismo de Salud Pública de Canadá, ha dado pasos para relajar las normas relativas a la importación de heroína de tipo farmacéutico, como una medida de reducción de daños encaminada a luchar contra la crisis de opioides que vive el país. Más información, en inglés, está disponible abajo.

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By Andrea Woo

Health Canada is moving to relax rules on importing drugs, such as pharmaceutical-grade heroin, knocking down yet another barrier to a last-resort addiction treatment amid a worsening overdose crisis.

Proposed changes to the federal Food and Drugs Regulations would allow for the bulk importation of drugs not currently marketed or available in Canada as needed in urgent public-health scenarios. While it would apply to public-health emergencies, such as a flu pandemic, federal Health Minister Jane Philpott introduced the legislation with the opioid crisis – and prescription heroin, specifically – in mind.

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