Wednesday, June 25, 2008

'Methadone treatment "too expensive" for most addicts'

A new report has found the cost of methadone programs is too high for most heroin addicts.
The Federal Government funds methadone treatment, but most pharmacies charge a $60 dispensing fee.
The RMIT University study found the fee was a barrier for many heroin users wanting to kick the habit.
Report author Dr James Rowe says the Government subsidises dispensing fees for most other medications.
The full article is at ABC News, here.
(Props to Tim.)


preacherman said...

Thank you for this great article.
It was very informative and interesting.
I believe the government should pay the fee.
It is well worth it.
I love your blog.
You do a great job.
I have added it to my favorites.
Hope you have a wonderful week.

Christop said...

Thanks for the encouragement. :)
I have been having a wonderful week, but it has also been very difficult and pretty exhausting. So I hope it ends up being wonderful overall.
Thanks for your comment, I really appreciate it. :)