Letters

Methadone treatment can reduce mortality

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6977.463a (Published 18 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:463
  1. Wolfgang Poser,
  2. John Koc,
  3. Hannelore Ehrenreich
  1. Associate professor Clinical fellow in psychiatry Senior lecturer Mehadone Project, Department of Psychiatry, University of Gottingen, D-37075 Gottingen, Germany

    EDITOR,—In their review Michael Farrell and colleagues emphasise the importance of methadone maintenance in the treatment of heroin dependence.1 They omit, however, an important factor in the evaluation of treatment—namely, mortality. Heroin users have a high mortality compared with the normal population. This increased …

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