Both opioid agonist treatment and diacetylmorphine
patients reported similar proportions of lifetime use--about 85%--but diacetylmorphine
patients had lower proportions of prolonged benzodiazepine use (37% vs.
versus methadone for the treatment of opioid addiction.
Dextropropoxyphene/dicylomine (Proxyvon) and diacetylmorphine
(heroin) were the commonest drugs injected (81 and 73.
Technically called diacetylmorphine
, it became better known by its catchy tradename.
Accord ingly, Bayer christened diacetylmorphine
"heroin" and began to market it as a cough suppressant, often advertising it on the same bill as aspirin
Until now, the authorities have imported between 150 and 200 kilogrammes per year of pure heroin, also known as diacetylmorphine
Evaluation of the contents of a glassine envelope found at the scene revealed diacetylmorphine
In 1874, a London pharmacist searching for a non-addictive alternative to morphine discovered a derivative of that substance that was labeled diacetylmorphine
Treatment with injectable diacetylmorphine
, the active ingredient in heroin, compared favorably with methadone treatment in a phase III clinical trial reported in the the New England Journal of Medicine.