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Most deaths in patients on methadone are not drug related. Practitioner Jan 2020;264(1833):9

Most deaths in patients on methadone are not drug related

23 Jan 2020Pais-up subscribers

Non drug-related morbidities are the most common cause of death as methadone-treated opioid dependent patients age, a study from Scotland has found. The study authors used information from the Community Health Index and data on methadone prescriptions held within the Scottish National Prescribing Information System for 36,606 patients who had received one or more methadone prescriptions between 2009 and 2015.

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