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?
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