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December 1971

Methadone DisksInjectable-Noninjectable Tablets

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago, and the Illinois Department of Mental Health, Chicago.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1971;25(6):525-526. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1971.01750180045008

Experiments indicate that currently available methadone disks can, with a little ingenuity, be converted into the injectable form. This is of potential concern since methadone, when injected intravenously, is similar to other opiates in its psychopharmacological effects. The possible misuse of these disks can be avoided by dispensing the medicine in natural or certain artificial juices.