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me thuh dohn

  • n  synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction

  • Methadone, which easily crosses the placental barrier, may impede the fetus's normal development.
  • Thousands of heroin addicts have kicked the habit with the help of the synthetic drug methadone.
  • To many of those involved in the fight against heroin addiction, methadone seems to be the most workable weapon yet devised.
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  • Drug Bust In LeRoy, Two Arrested
    LeRoy, N.Y. - Authorities say the seized hypodermic instruments, methadone, a small amount of cocaine, and more.
    June 13, 2013 - 13WHAM Rochester
  • Lowell rejects methadone clinic move to Chelmsford border
    LOWELL--The city's Zoning Board of Appeals voted 4-1 Monday night to reject a special-permit application to allow a methadone clinic to move from the city's downtown to a vacant building near the Chelmsford border.
    June 11, 2013 - Lowell Sun
  • Plea in Goodview methadone killing
    Jeffery Jon Schumacher Sr., 58, of Goodview, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and second-degree controlled substance crime, providing methadone to a minor, last Thursday.
    June 11, 2013 - Winona Post

  • Eminem in
    Eminem said: "My doctor told me those mysterious new pills were methadone, which is used to wean heroin addicts off dope. Had I known it was methadone, I probably wouldn't have taken it. But as bad as I was back then, I can't even say 100 per cent...
  • Jerry Brown in Reuters
    These cocktails, methadone and anti-depressants and sleeping pills and Xanax, it explodes,Brown said.
  • Fergus Ewing in Glasgow Evening Times
    Mr Ewing said: "As a government we will not take sides in the debate between the just say no' and the harm reduction' lobbies. There is a place for both approaches. It is clear that methadone does have an important part to play in tackling heroin...

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