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Swiss government providing free heroin for drug addicts

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Swiss government providing free heroin for drug addicts

A year ago, Swiss voters approved a referendum to give hardcore heroin addicts free supplies of the drug. The conservative country seems to be embracing a very controversial idea, but many critics think alternative therapies such as abstinence should be tried instead. Rather than prison time, should governments provide free drugs in treatment programs?

Posted: December 29, 2009 13:43   Comments: 96
South Africa treats Tuberculosis patients at home

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South Africa treats Tuberculosis patients at home

As rates of tuberculosis rise, countries must weigh the civil liberties of patients infected with the airborne disease against the greater public's health interests.

Posted: November 25, 2008 22:53   Comments: 1

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