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Edinburgh study of methadone treatment of opiate users: mortality reduced but not length of use

2010 July 9
by Mary Munro

“Methadone ‘improves long–term survival of addicts’” Press and Journal
“Methadone improves survival rates but does not get users off drugs” STV
“Heroin substitute methadone ‘works and saves lives’” BBC

Press release

“Methadone saves lives, study finds” Edinburgh University

See also

Kimber et al. Survival and cessation in injecting drug users: prospective observational study of outcomes and effect of opiate substitution treatment. BMJ 2010;341:c3172

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