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MORE TEETH REQUIRED FOR THE MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA IN THE EFFORT TO CONTROL THE METHADONE/OPIATE PRESCRIPTION EPIDEMIC AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC HEALTH
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 nationwide.
Who Oversees Methadone Maintenance?
- (SAMHSA) Substance Abuse and Mental Health … Continue reading the story "Methadone: Do the Risks Outweigh the Benefits?"
Methadone “tablets” Used in Methadone Clinics- Is Methadone Prescribed for Pain Really the Cause of All These Deaths?
Methadone "tablets" Used in Methadone ClinicsI felt like this was an important subject to write on because most methadone deaths are blamed on methadone prescribed for pain. Many in the general public believe that methadone that comes from a clinic to treat addiction is always liquid and this is not true. Methadone … Continue reading the story "Methadone “tablets” Used in Methadone Clinics- Is Methadone Prescribed for Pain Really the Cause of All These Deaths?"
ATTENTIONWe need everyone to read and comment on the New Proposed Guidelines for Opioid Treatment by July 16, 2013. Click Here to read the Draft of Federal Guidelines for Opioid Treatment April 2013. May 17, 2013
A Call For Voices*This is a call for voices. If you are a loved one of someone currently using methadone, or a loved one of someone who has passed away because of methadone use I would love to hear from you. I am a documentary filmmaker working one a film that will expose the realities of methadone and the effects it has on our … Continue reading the story "A Call For Voices"