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Ireland. Department of Health. (1993) Report of the expert group on the establishment of a protocol for the prescribing of methadone. Department of Health, Dublin .

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An expert group was established by the Minister for Health to develop a protocol for the prescribing of methadone, taking into consideration the registration of drug users and the licensing of general practitioners to treat drug users. The aims were to avoid double prescribing and inappropriate prescribing. Methadone therapy,
counselling and needle exchange were recognised as strategies for preventing the spread of HIV. To February 1993 there were 315 cases of AIDS reported in Ireland, 144 of which were drug-use-related, and of the 1,381 people who tested positive for HIV, almost half had used drugs.


Date:1993
Call No:HK2.10.2.2, VH4.2
Pages:18 p.
Publisher:Department of Health
Corporate Creators:Ireland. Department of Health
Place of Publication:Dublin
Keywords:AOD replacement method, AODD treatment, community-based treatment, general practice, general practitioner, Ireland, methadone maintenance, pharmacy drug and narcotic control
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Accession Number:HRB 452 (Available), HRB 749 (Available), HRB 1193 (Available)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines
B AOD Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Methadone
T Demographic Characteristics > Doctor
E Concepts in biomedical areas > AOD substance by legal status > Prescription drug (medicine / medication)
HJ Treatment method > AOD disorder treatment method > AOD replacement method (substitution) > Methadone maintenance

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