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Patients on injectable diacetylmorphine maintenance have low bone mass

Patients on injectable diacetylmorphine maintenance have low bone mass

  1. catseye
    Drug & Alcohol Review
    Received 31 March 2010; accepted for publication 11 August 2010.

    KENNETH M. DÜRSTELER-MACFARLAND, ROLAND KOWALEWSKI, NICOLE BLOCH,
    GERHARD A. WIESBECK, MARIUS E. KRAENZLIN & RUDOLF STOHLER

    Abstract:
    Risk factors for osteoporosis are prevalent in chronic heroin users who often start using opiates in their late teens. This study was the first to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) in relatively young heroin-dependent patients on injectable heroin maintenance