methadone diversion

methadone diversion

A general term for the illicit rerouting of medical methadone to the grey/black market. Up to 75% of methadone-related deaths in the UK are linked to illicit supplies.
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Nor should regulations intended solely to control methadone diversion limit the maximum number of doses that patients can "take home" from treatment programs, without weighing the benefits to the patient against the risks of diversion.