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Methadone Deaths Jump Sharply in Recent Years

October 1, 2009www.msnbc.comAndy Miller The potential danger was underscored in a new federal report that said the number of deaths involving methadone jumped nearly sevenfold from 1999 to 2006. The rise in methadone-related fatalities was faster than increases in deaths from other opioid analgesics — drugs usually prescribed to relieve pain such as OxyContin and fentanyl — and from other …

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