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Medicine: Methadone Scandal #573971

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 22, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Lisa Myers) Tax-dollar-funded program that uses methadone to treat heroin addicts examined; details given of addicts selling their methadone in order to buy other drugs. [DEA's Gene HAISLIP - comments on methadone.] [Recovering ADDICT - admits to selling his methadone for a good hit of crack cocaine.] General Accounting Office study results quoted on screen regarding abuse of methadone program. [Beth Israel Medical Center Dr. Robert NEWMAN - says his clinic does not have an abuse problem.] Undercover scenes of illegal methadone sales outside of the Beth Israel Clinic shown. [Representative Charles RANGEL - comments on situation.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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