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Methadone deaths jump sharply in recent years

Posted on Dec 11, 2009 in Uncategorized

Rise in fatalities from drug greater than other opioid analgesics Tim Zigler, 17, of Spokane, Wash., died in 2006 after a methadone overdose. New federal statistics show that methadone fatalities jumped sevenfold between 1999 and 2006. By Andy Miller msnbc.com contributor updated 8:57 a.m. ET, Thurs., Oct . 1, 2009 Tim Zigler, 17, came home one evening three years ago and quickly went to bed. The next morning, his father found him unconscious and barely breathing. He died before an ambulance arrived. The Spokane, Wash., teenager had taken methadone that previous night, presumably at a fellow...

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