Thursday, September 30, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Supervising Methadone Saves Lives, U.K. Study Finds

Supervising the distribution of doses of methadone to recovering heroin abusers cut the rate of overdose deaths in Scotland and England by a factor of four, Medical News Today reported Sept. 22.

Using public mortality data from Scotland and England, a research team from the National Addiction Centre in Britain analyzed cases between 1993 and 2008 where methadone was the sole cause of death and where it was one of several drugs involved.
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