Methadone and the Vietnam War

“First synthesised in Germany and introduced after the second world war to treat pain, methadone was widely used in America after the Vietnam war, to treat soldiers who returned home addicted to heroin.” (The Economist, 2017, p.24).

Reference

The Economist (2017) Not Treating Addiction: What Would Hippocrates Do? The Economist. 15 July, 2017.

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