April 28, 2014

Decline in Methadone

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The amount of methadone prescribed in Oklahoma began falling after enactment of a state law requiring doctors to check the Prescription Monitoring Program before writing methadone scrips. Other factors, including growing national awareness of the drug’s toxicity, contributed to the decline.

Source: Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs

Warren Vieth can be reached at wvieth@oklahomawatch.org