Supervised administration of methadone by pharmacists

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6963.1234b (Published 05 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1234
  1. A J McBride,
  2. I M Ali,
  3. R Atkinson
  1. J lwyn yr Eos Clinic, Church Village, Mid Glamorgan CF38 1RN Central Clinic, Swansea, West Glamorgan.

    EDITOR, - Supervision of the administration of methadone by community pharmacists has benefits beyond the prevention of “street leakage.”1 The risks of loss or theft of the drug, binging, injecting, and overdose are minimised; trust between doctors and patients is enhanced; and as a reward for progress in treatment patients may be given more than one day's supply to take home. A scheme similar to that in Glasgow1 has run in West Glamorgan …

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