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Methadone: Lifesaver or Gold Mine?

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Daytona Beach News-Journal
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Business is booming at for-profit clinics like the Daytona Methadone Treatment Center, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports. While patients say methadone saved their lives, records show fewer than 2 percent of that clinic’s 1,800 patients have kicked their addiction. The ability to profit and that low success rate raises questions about whether the treatment is really best for the patient.  

 

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.