In Defense of the Reintroduction of Heroin Into American Medical Practice and H.R. 5290--the Compassionate Pain Relief Act
Mondzac, Allen M.
New England Journal of Medicine. 1984 Aug 23; 311(8): 532-535.
Oncologist Mondzac argues in favor of the Compassionate Pain Relief Act to permit the use of heroin for cancer patients, introduced as H.R. 5290 by Representative Henry Waxman (D-Calif) in February 1984. He cites evidence for the unique advantages of heroin in pain relief that would increase the options for physicians in pain management. These medical benefits, Mondzac contends, would outweigh the possible risk of diversion of some of this limited, controlled supply of heroin to illegal use. (KIE abstract)
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