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Focus (Drugs: Methadone) #626443

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 26, 1998
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(Studio: Sara James) Report introduced.

(New York: Pat Dawson) The debate over methadone, the synthetic drug that blocks heroin craving, featured. [Methadone user Henthe OPPENHEIMER - praises methadone.] [New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - opposes the methadone program.] [Office of National Drug Control Policy director Ge. Barry McCAFFREY - responds.] Federal statistics on heroin addiction and methadone treatment cited. [81-year-old musician Methadone user Jimmy MAXWELL, American methadone Treatment Association president Mark PARRINO - explain why methadone works.] Giuliani's push for abstinence-based drug treatment programs instead of methadone noted.

Dawson, Pat;
James, Sara

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