Heroin Addicts

Health written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann Labour, Bassetlaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the success rates in (a) France and (b) Sweden in treating heroin addiction; and what the success rate is in the UK.

Photo of Miss Melanie Johnson Miss Melanie Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

holding answer 9 February 2004

Departmental officials are not aware of any studies which have been undertaken to review the effectiveness of treatment for heroin addiction in Sweden or France.

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