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[Medical Independent] Minister of State moots significant rethink on methadone system. (09 Jul 2015)

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The Minister of State for Drugs Strategy Mr Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has indicated to the Medical Independent (MI) that he would like to see significant changes to the current methadone treatment system.

In a wide-ranging interview with MI about drug policy in Ireland, the Minister voices a number of concerns with the current system.

The Minister is leading the process to produce a new national drugs strategy, as the current one ends next year.

“Too many people on methadone programmes have been effectively put into cold storage for years on end,” said the Minister.....


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