What is the SALOME clinical trial?

"The Study to Assess Longer-term Opioid Medication Effectiveness [SALOME] is a clinical trial that will test whether diacetylmorphine, the active ingredient of heroin, is as good as hydromorphone (Dilaudid®), a licensed medication, in benefiting people suffering from chronic opioid addiction who are not benefiting sufficiently from other treatments. Also, this study will test if those effectively treated with injectable diacetylmorphine or hydromorphone can be successfully switched and retained to the oral formulations of the medications."


"SALOME Clinical Trial Questions and Answers," InnerChange Foundation (Vancouver, British Columbia: 2010), p. 1.