Carina Walters

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AIMS To assess the efficacy of methylphenidate as a substitution therapy for amphetamine/methamphetamine dependence in Finland and New Zealand. DESIGN Parallel-group, double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial. SETTING Out-patient care. PARTICIPANTS Amphetamine-/methamphetamine-dependent, aged 16-65 years. MEASUREMENTS The primary outcome(More)
BACKGROUND In general the health of methadone clients has been found to be poorer than that of the general population. In New Zealand specialist drug services are not funded to provide primary healthcare services. Many health conditions could potentially be managed by community pharmacists who have frequent contact with this client group. This study sought(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS The role of community pharmacists in the provision of opioid substitution treatment (OST) is pivotal and integral to addiction treatment. An online training program for pharmacists in OST management was piloted in New Zealand in 2010, following recognition of the difficulty in recruitment and retention of community pharmacists to(More)
Background: In general the health of methadone clients has been found to be poorer than that of the general population. In New Zealand specialist drug services are not funded to provide primary healthcare services. Many health conditions could potentially be managed by community pharmacists who have frequent contact with this client group. This study sought(More)
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