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Harkin, Kieran and Quinn, Catherine and Bradley, Fiona (1999) Storing methadone in babies' bottles puts young children at risk. British Medical Journal , 318 , (7179) , pp. 329-30.

URL: http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/318/7179/329

This study investigated the extent to which babies' bottles are used to measure and store methadone. Nine general practitioners participated in the study, and 186 consecutive patients were surveyed, 48 of whom had used a baby's bottle to measure methadone in the previous month. The authors conclude that the use of a baby's bottle to measure and store methadone seems to be common among patients prescribed the drug in Dublin, and recommend that a measuring device be issued with each instalment of methadone dispensed.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
International, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
Opioid
Intervention Type
Prevention, Harm reduction
Date
January 1999
Season/Number
1
Page Range
pp. 329-30
Publisher
BMJ Publishing
Volume
318
Number
7179
Notes
Letter to the Editor
EndNote

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