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50 years of methadone treatment

Fifty years ago, America was gripped by a heroin crisis. Addiction had risen rapidly after the second world war, and centred on New York City, where approximately half of the country‚Äôs heroin addicts lived. Desperate for a solution, Rockefeller University pitched the use of an alternative opioid, methadone, as a way of helping heroin users […]