Drug use in prison

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7054.429 (Published 17 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:429

Methadone maintenance in prison needs to be evaluated

  1. Sheila M Gore,
  2. Shaun Seaman
  1. Senior statistician Research student MRC Biostatistics Unit, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge CB2 2SR

    EDITOR,—Kate Dolan and colleagues claim, on the basis of inadequate data, that methadone maintenance reduces injecting in prison.1 This claim is based on recall of the number of injections in prison per week by a subgroup (number not stated) of ex-prisoners who—inside prison—both had received a maximum methadone dose exceeding …

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