Letters Opiate substitution and death

GPs need guidance, please

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6515 (Published 23 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6515
  1. Peter Wilson, general practitioner1
  1. 1North End Medical Centre, London W14 9NP, UK
  1. peter.wilson{at}gp-e85003.nhs.uk

I was alarmed to read of the great excess mortality on stopping methadone maintenance treatment in the study by Cornish and colleagues.1 In 2003 Strang …

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