Stewart B. Leavitt

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Some methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) programs prescribe inadequate daily methadone doses. Patients complain of withdrawal symptoms and continue illicit opioid use, yet practitioners are reluctant to increase doses above certain arbitrary thresholds. Serum methadone levels (SMLs) may guide practitioners dosing decisions, especially for those patients(More)
Each year, more than 1.5 million Americans seek treatment for quantity of alcohol consumption in those who do drink, and alco­ alcohol-related problems. In 1994, naltrexone became only the hol craving. second drug approved to date for treating alcoholism by the U.S. In brief, naltrexone is significantly beneficial in helping those FDA. Naltrexone blocks(More)
Heightened Concerns The medical community and government agencies have raised concerns about medications associated with prolongation of the QT interval on the electrocardiogram (ECG). This alteration in cardiac repolarization may result in a serious and potentially fatal arrhythmia known as torsade de pointes (TdP; see Side Box for a review of the QT and(More)
Heightened Concerns The medical community and government agencies have raised concerns about medications associated with prolongation of the QT interval on the electrocardiogram (ECG). This alteration in cardiac repolarization may result in a serious and potentially fatal arrhythmia known as torsade de pointes (TdP; see Side Box for a review of the QT and(More)
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