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Med.: Heroin Treatment, Methadone / AIDS #321653

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 10, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(NYC: Susan Spencer) No. of heroin addicts in United States given. Use of methadone to control heroin addiction discussed. [EX-ADDICT - praises methadone.] Methadone's critics quoted. [ADDICT - criticizes methadone.] [ADDICT - hates methadone.] Experts noted calling for massive use of methadone to be used instead of heroin so AIDS threat will be reduced. [Drug program director David REITEN - comments on AIDS.] New York City clinic featured; details given, scenes shown. [ADDICT - says methadone users still shooting up.] [New York Substance Abuse Services spokesperson Charles LaPORTE - comments on situation.] Admin. noted considering relaxation of support services. [Beth Israel Hospital Dr. Robert NEWMAN - says providing methadone is effective.] [Yale Nursing School spokesperson Ann WILLIAMS - criticizes proposal.] [Yale Med. School Dr. David MUSTO - comments on progress.] [ADDICT -says will try to quit.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Spencer, Susan

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