Apprentissage de l’élargissement des modalités de prescription de l’héroïne médicale avec le Covid-19 [Learning to expand medical heroin prescribing modalities with Covid-19]

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serval:BIB_6D6620662E79
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Apprentissage de l’élargissement des modalités de prescription de l’héroïne médicale avec le Covid-19 [Learning to expand medical heroin prescribing modalities with Covid-19]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Calzada G., Giustiniani J., Gois T., Kuntz A., Khazaal Y., Zullino D.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/06/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
17
Number
742
Pages
1111-1114
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
The choice of opioid-assisted treatments for patients with heroin dependence is particularly diverse in Switzerland. Since 1994, diacetylmorphine assisted treatments are available. The rules for prescribing and dispensing diacetylmorphine, as laid down by the FOPH, are particularly strict, requiring patients to attend the treatment center several times a day. Thanks to a legislative amendment by the Federal Council, it became possible to extend the dispensing of diacetylmorphine during the Covid-19 epidemic, allowing patients to take the treatment with them for longer periods and thus reducing the number of visits to the clinic. The time freed up could then be invested in other activities, allowing therapies to be refocused more on the patients' life project.
Keywords
COVID-19, Heroin, Heroin Dependence/drug therapy, Humans, SARS-CoV-2, Switzerland
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