Dispensing of pharmaceutically produced heroin is simplified

24 February 2023 – The Federal Council wants to simplify the medical dispensing of pharmaceutically produced heroin. At its meeting on 3 March 2023, it adopted the corresponding amendment to the Narcotics Addiction Ordinance (Betäubungsmittelsuchtverordnung; BetmSV). Therapeutic monitoring is to be made more flexible so that the specific needs of older patients can be better addressed.

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