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Misusers may receive methadone from drug centres and GPs simultaneously

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 06 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:395
  1. E Day, Senior house officer,
  2. A Kahn, Consultant,
  3. G Georgiou, Senior registrar
  1. Addictive Behaviours Centre, All Saints' Hospital, Birmingham B18 5SD

    EDITOR—Heroin use continues to rise in England and Wales,1 and the government has recently outlined steps to combat this increase.2 The misuse of drugs (supply to addicts) regulations of 1997 revoked the requirement for all doctors to send to the Home Office details of drug addicts. Previously, the regulations of 1973 required that “any doctor who attends a person who the doctor considers or has reasonable grounds to suspect, is addicted to any of the 14 notifiable drugs shall, within …

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