BC's change in methadone formulation: A metanarrative review of the literature

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Scholarly level: 
Graduate student (Masters)
Date created: 
2016-04
Keywords: 
Methadone
Methadose™
Change intolerance
British Columbia
Opioid substitution therapy
Drug policy
Addictions
Abstract: 

British Columbia’s Opioid Substitution Treatment (formerly Methadone Maintenance Therapy1 ) made a switch in formulation from generic methadone to a proprietary medication called Methadose™ (BC Ministry of Health, 2013) effective February 1 of 2014. The switch to Methadose™ in British Columbia (BC) offers an opportunity to examine the literature about methadone, MMT, and opioids and trace the evolution of policy and practice that inform this substitution therapy. A metanarrative review of the literature demonstrates the evolving perspective on MMT and offers insights to how a society views substance use, as well as future medication changes that affect a particular patient population, especially when that population is comprised of individuals who face structural inequities in mainstream Canadian society

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
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Copyright remains with the author.
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Senior supervisor: 
Marina Morrow
Department: 
Health Sciences: Faculty of Health Sciences
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