Germany sets up register to promote safer use of methadoneBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7301.1510/c (Published 23 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1510
- Annette Tuffs
The federal government of Germany has introduced new regulations aimed at making the use of methadone as a heroin substitute safer.
The new restrictions are the result of a dramatic increase in mortality. Last year there were 2032 deaths from drug misuse in Germany, and in 1 in 4 cases the user was found to have taken methadone. The drug seems to have come on to the …