Robert G. Newman, MD, MPH
After Drs. Nyswander and Dole initially reported their research findings with methadone treatment at the Rockefeller University in 1965 (1), its applicability on a very broad scale was quickly demonstrated. By the end of 1972, over 30 000 former heroin addicts were receiving methadone in New York City alone. Reflecting the extraordinary speed with which treatment capacity can be expanded, a single program, operated by the city's Health Services Administration, enrolled over 10 000 patients within a 2-year period (2).
Treatment outcomes were essentially the same in very large, inevitably more impersonal, programs as they had been when conducted under
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
Newman RG. Advocacy for Methadone Treatment. Ann Intern Med. 1990;113:819-820. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-113-11-819
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(11):819-820.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only