Pennsylvania – Under the Influence of … Methadone, Others Want More Oversight of Opioid Connected to Fatal Crashes

“Under a new law that took effect in January, a Methadone Death and Incident Review Team will convene for the first time Monday in Harrisburg to examine the circumstances surrounding methadone-related deaths, including car crashes and overdoses, and will review other problems with the synthetic opioid, the most widely used drug to treat heroin addiction.

Calling methadone “dangerous,” state Sen. Mike Stack, D-Philadelphia supports new regulations that would make methadone clinics partly responsible for crashes involving drivers who leave their facilities. He said he began pushing for methadone reform about two years ago after learning about constituents overdosing.

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-methadone-clinic-crashes-20130302,0,3321816,full.story

Source: The Morning Call – March 2, 2013

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