Clash in US over methadone treatment

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 10 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:968
  1. James Ciment
  1. New York

    The policy of the mayor of New York in closing methadone treatment centres for heroin users has put the city in direct conflict with officials of the Clinton administration who would like to expand access to methadone.

    On 29 September the United States's top drugs official, General Barry McCaffrey, told the American Methadone Treatment Association in Manhattan that doctors would be allowed to prescribe methadone in the privacy of …

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