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Treatment in general practice can be successful

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 07 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1481
  1. Chris Ford,
  2. Brian Whitehead
  1. General practitioner Counsellor 97 Brondesbury Road, London NW6 6RR

    EDITOR,—We are not surprised that John Strang and colleagues found that prescribing of injectable methadone was widespread and was prevalent in non-specialist settings.1 At our practice we receive many requests from drug users to prescribe injectable methadone as well as other replacement drugs at higher doses than those recommended by the specialist service protocols or, indeed, the prescribing guidelines suggested by the Department of Health. This position is partly forced on us by the limited …

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