Vending machine dispenses heroin substitute for at-risk drug users

MySafe is a vending machine that dispenses a heroin substitute called hydromorphone to patients whose biometrics have been programmed into it as part of a unique Vancouver program aimed at preventing overdoses. (January 22, 2020)

I wouldn’t exactly call Hydromorphone a “Heroin Substitute” … Heroin (diamorphone) is metabolized in the body into MORPHINE, in fact in some countries diamorphine is used as a good (legal) pain management tool.  I wonder if any chronic pain pts will be among those whose BIOMETRICS will be programmed into the system ?  Somehow, I doubt it !


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