New heroin treatment could save lives and money: Study

Richmond News reported on a study including UBC researchers that examined a new treatment for people with severe addictions to opioids.

Nick Bansback, lead study author and a professor at UBC’s school of population and public health said the results “suggest that injectable hydromorphone, a legally approved pain-management drug, reduce mortality, increase the quality of life and saves overall costs when compared to methadone alone.”