Monday, August 09, 2010

A DEA Manager's View: Diversion a Consequence of Too Many Staff in OTPs

DEA "diversion program manager" for 5 mid-western states worries about the danger of diversion of methadone posed by the "multiple employees" working in OTPs. "The more people involved, the more it increases the chance for diversion." Wow - that's a new one! Suppose it's time for FDA to demand OTPs get rid of those docs, nurses, counselors and other potential diverters that it currently requires as a sine qua non for approval to operate. The context: praising suboxone as "...a safer option to methadone." Even the manufacturers of buprenorphine couldn't have come up with this "benefit". For full story click here.


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