Health

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 20 March 2003.

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Photo of Mary Scanlon Mary Scanlon Conservative

Question S1W-34594

To ask the Scottish Executive how many patients have received a daily dose in excess of (a) 500 mls, (b) 300 mls, (c) 200 mls and (d) 110 mls of methadone in each of the last five years, broken down by hospital, and what the clinical rationale and research base are for each level of dosage.

Photo of Hugh Henry Hugh Henry Labour

The information requested is not held centrally.

There is a great deal of international and national research to support the use of methadone as an effective treatment for opiate misuse. Dosages of methadone and the duration of treatment are matters for individual patients and their health professionals.

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