We are excited to announce we have made some great strides in 2013. Per our request, NIDA removed some outdated information concerning methadone from their website. The methadone research web guide was removed and you are now referred to SAMHSA’s Tip 43. In addition, the Federal Guidelines for Opioid Treatment are being updated and should [Read the full story …]
Prosecutors have charged a 54-year-old Lacey woman with manslaughter in connection with allegedly providing or allowing her 1-year-old grandson access to methadone, causing his death in November 2012, court papers state.
Methadone Do the Risks Outweigh the Benefits? Even though methadone accounts for only 2% of all prescribed opioids, it has attributed to 30% of all opioid related deaths. Methadone is an opioid used to treat pain and to treat addiction to heroin and other opioids. In 2009 there were 5000 methadone related deaths [Read the full story …]