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Close examination finds flaws with Annals article on QT effects from methadone.

Close examination finds flaws with Annals article on QT effects from methadone..

Recent FDA warnings about methadones POSSIBLE “cardiotoxicity” is put to the test…..if this had been any other drug would the FDA have been so quick to jump to a black box warning on the drug?  For that matter, how many of the drugs we use everyday in healthcare have a much great risk of cardiotoxicity, but have no warning?

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  1. March 13, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    I know Lou!

    I work in the lab, and the new “laws” made their way down to us too. The lead people are not supposed to go to dinner, get “gifts” or money for listening to the salesmans pitches about a particular analyzer to run tests….but they find ways to make it happen every day.

    Unfortunately, the “little” people who have to run those analyzers and be worried constantly that the test results they are giving to Doctors aren’t accurate—they aren’t asked what type of analyzer they would like and they never get more than a donut from the salesguy that comes to set the analzyer up!

  2. Lou
    March 11, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Maybe the makers of methadone should pay for golf outings for doctors & administrators like the other money maker drug makers do (Lipitor, Synvist, Effexsor, etc etc). There are rules against that, but I work for a large private practice and the rules are skirted all the time.

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