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Plans for heroin to be prescribed to addicts in West Midlands

Police and crime commissioner David Jamieson sets out policy at odds with national approach Doctors in the West Midlands could soon be prescribing heroin for addicts, who would be invited to inject themselves with clean syringes in drug consumption rooms with medical staff on standby, under a plan put forward by the region’s police and crime commissioner. In a document published on Monday morning, David Jamieson set out a number of recommendations for a regional drugs policy sharply at odds with the government’s zero-tolerance approach.
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