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[Guardian Online] , Brindle, David Limits to methadone prescription proposed by UK drugs agency. (19 Jul 2010)

External website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/jul/18/met...

Strict limits on how long drug addicts are allowed to stay on heroin substitute methadone have been proposed by the government body responsible for treatment strategy, in what will be seen as a watershed in UK drugs policy.

The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA) is describing the move as a rebalancing of the system in favour of doing more to get addicts clean.

 

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