12/31/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Swiss Vote On Prescription Heroin

Voters in Switzerland are going to the polls in a series of referendum votes to decide the country's policy on illegal drugs.

One ballot asks voters to vote on whether to approve heroin prescription as a permanent Swiss health policy.

Opinion polls suggest voters are likely to approve the plan, which would make Switzerland the world's first country to include it in government policy.

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