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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
Date:January 1999
Season/Number:1
Page Range:pp. 329-30
Publisher:BMJ Publishing
Volume:318
Number:7179
Notes:Letter to the Editor
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Opioid product > Methadone
T Demographic characteristics > Child of person who uses substances

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