Methadoneby Phyllis Lile-King (Overdose Law )
Methadone is a synthetic opiate used by physicians for the treatment of pain, and used by physicians in methadone clinics, for the treatment of opioid dependence or opiate addiction. Methadone has a variable half-life among individuals, ranging from 9 hours in some individuals to 100 hours in others. Physicians should “start law, and go slow” when dosing methadone, especially of the patient is “opioid naive” or not tolerant to opioids. In the past few years, the United States has seen seven and ten-fold increases in patient deaths from methadone.