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GP held responsible when a 2 year old boy starves to death after his father dies from methadone overdose

A GP had been barred from practice after giving a heroin addict five prescriptions for methadone in fortnightly doses. The GP claims to have done this as the patientís wife was in jail. The patient was found dead of a methadone overdose and his 2 year old son was also found dead from starvation and dehydration.

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About: GP held responsible when a 2 year old boy starves to death after his father dies from methadone overdose

Date: 28 June 1999

Source: BBC News UK Edition

URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/380326.stm

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