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Children poisoned with illegal drugs in Glasgow

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 24 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1137
  1. Jack Beattie, Consultant paediatrician — emergency medicine.
  1. Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow G3 8SJ

    EDITOR—Harkin et al reported the death of a young child in Dublin caused by methadone stored in a baby's bottle.1 They rightly encourage the routine supply of measuring devices with methadone prescriptions, although perhaps a more appropriate arrangement in families with young children might be ongoing supervised administration …

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