Prescribing injectable and oral methadone to opiate addicts: results from the 1995 national postal survey of community pharmacies in England and Wales.

@article{Strang1996PrescribingIA,
  title={Prescribing injectable and oral methadone to opiate addicts: results from the 1995 national postal survey of community pharmacies in England and Wales.},
  author={John Strang and Janie Sheridan and Nick Barber},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1996},
  volume={313 7052},
  pages={270-2}
}
OBJECTIVE To establish the extent of prescribing injectable and oral methadone to opiate addicts and the practice characteristics and dispensing arrangements attached to these prescriptions. DESIGN National survey of 25% random sample of community (high street) pharmacies through postal questionnaire, with four mailings. SETTING England and Wales. SUBJECTS 1 in 4 sample of all 10,616 community pharmacies, stratified by family health services authority. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Data were… CONTINUE READING