Additional Resources for New Methadone Safety Guidelines Published for Opioid Addiction and Chronic Pain Management Spring 2014

Addiction Treatment Forum Newsletter, Spring 2009. Mandatory QTc screening for methadone patients—OTPs respond to published guidelines. Accessed June 3, 2014.

Addiction Treatment Forum Newsletter, Summer 2009. New study questions the need for routine ECG screening. Accessed June 3, 2014.

Addiction Treatment Forum Newsletter, Winter 2012. SAMHSA panel: No mandatory ECG testing for OTP patients. Accessed June 3, 2014.

Bart G. CSAT’s QT interval screening in methadone report: Outrageous fortune or sea of troubles? J Addict Dis. 2011;30(4):313-317. Accessed June 3, 2014.

Baxter LE, Campbell A, DeShields M, Levounis P, Martin JA, McNicholas L, Payte JT, Salsitz EA, Taylor T, Wilford BB. Safe methadone induction and stabilization: Report of an expert panel. J Addict Med. 2013;7(6):377-386. Accessed June 3, 2014.

Chou R, Weimer MB, Dana T, Walker M, Mitchell JP: Systematic evidence review on methadone harms and comparative harms. American Pain Society, Glenview, IL, 2014. Accessed June 3, 2014.

Chou R, Fanciullo GJ, Fine PG, et al. Clinical guidelines for the use of chronic opioid therapy in chronic noncancer pain. J Pain. 2009;10(2):113-130. (This is an American Pain Society-American Academy of Pain Medicine Guideline on patient assessment and selection when opioid therapy is being considered for chronic pain; it also has suggestions about patient education, and a sample informed consent form.) Accessed June 3, 2014.

Haigney MC. First, do no harm: QT interval screening in methadone maintenance treatment. J Addict Dis. 2011; 30(4):309-312. doi: 10.1080/10550887.2011.610704. Accessed June 3, 2014.

Leavitt, SB. Guidance provided for safe methadone induction and stabilization in OTP patients. Addiction Treatment Forum Newsletter, Winter 2014. Accessed June 3, 2014.

Pani PP, Trogu E, Maremmani I, Pacini M. QTc interval screening for cardiac risk in methadone treatment of opioid dependence. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013;Jun20:6: CD008939. Accessed June 3, 2014.