San Francisco might send a special medical team onto the streets to treat heroin addicts. Mayor Mark Farrell wants to spend $6-million-dollars over the next two-years to pay for a ten-member Health Department crew that would give homeless people an anti-addition drug with the brand name Suboxone.
The "San Francisco Chronicle" says the drug is considered a potential game changer in fighting heroin abuse because it acts faster and with fewer side effects than methadone. Farrell says "drug abuse is rampant on our streets" and "waiting for addicts to come into a clinic voluntarily is not working."
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