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d-Methadone elicits antidepressant-like effects after single dose

The chemical d-Methadone elicits antidepressant-like effects after a single administration, according to a new animal study.

For Crimea, forget the hamburgers, no more methadone

It is bad enough that an American institution such as McDonald's has been forced to move out of Crimea, but the lives of about 800 heroin users have also been disrupted in the turmoil of the Russian takeover. The methadone clinics have also been closed.

Painkiller Methadone linked to 30% of prescribed overdose deaths

A new report states that six times as many people died of methadone overdoses in 2009 as died in 1999 and four in ten overdose deaths involving single prescription painkillers involved methadone, twice as many as any other prescription painkiller.

Study: Heroin-assisted Treatment Safe, Effective

An University Of British Columbia (UBC) professor claims there is sufficient evidence to support a heroin-assisted addictions therapy clinic in Vancouver.

Methadone May Cause Sudden Cardiac Death

Methadone is a possible cause of sudden cardiac death even when it isn’t overdosed but is taken at therapeutic levels primarily for relief of chronic pain or drug addiction withdrawal, a study by Oregon Health & Science University researchers suggests

Mother To Be Sentenced For Drugging Baby Son

A baby was found dead at his home in Hartlepool in 2005 after being given an overdose of the heroin substitute methadone

Dr. gave Anna Nicole methadone while pregnant

Dr. Sandeep Kapoor was by Anna Nicole's side when she participated in West Hollywood's Gay Pride Parade back in 2005. He also prescribed methadone when Smith was eight months pregnant.

Calgary infant dies after drinking methadone

"At first they told me it was SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)," Lisa Hope told CTV News. "That's what he and his mother told me."

Police Warn Toronto Residents About Misplaced Methadone

TORONTO — For the second time in three weeks — and the third time this year — police are warning residents of Canada's biggest city about another case of misplaced methadone. Methadone, a powerful narcotic analgesic painkiller, is the world's most

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