Letters Drug misusers and incentives

Methadone works if used properly

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39317.563600.80 (Published 06 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:464
  1. Andrew Byrne, private addictions physician
  1. 75 Redfern Street, Redfern, NSW 2016, Australia
  1. ajbyrne{at}ozemail.com.au

    Stevenson, a senior British forensic doctor, observes that methadone treatment does not work, contrary to 40 years of high quality research showing that it does.1

    The reason can be found in the lack of adherence to evidence based clinical guidelines in much of the United Kingdom.2 With some notable exceptions, …

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