Giving heroin to certain addicts not good: minister
Health Minister Rona Ambrose says her department's decision to provide heroin to certain addicts under a special access program is wrong and won't happen again.
The program is designed to allow patients in exceptional cases to get medications normally not allowed in Canada.
However, the department has just approved an application that would allow addicts to use heroin, a decision with which Ambrose clearly doesn't agree.
She says the decision is wrong and violates the spirit and intent of the program.
Ambrose says she will make sure it doesn't happen again.
It's not clear if the minister intends to block the decision or to simply take steps to prevent similar decisions in the future.
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