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Seven doctors accused of over-prescribing heroin

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 26 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:483

Re: In reply to Several Inaccuracies


I take your points, however I was not offering my opinion, just
stating what I have taken to be the facts around this case. I think
private medicine has a particular problem with supervision, however, as in
order to implement the clinical guidelines (3 months supervision) the cost
of the treatment would be uneconomic for the patient.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

01 March 2004
Jim l Barnard
primary care adviser
SMMGP, ashton lane sale M33 6WT