Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Methadone policy review 'impractical,' pharmacist says

From the St. Catharines (Ont.) Standard:
The recommendations of a coroner’s jury that examined the death of a St. Catharines man who poisoned himself with booze and methadone are well-meaning but impractical, a local pharmacist says.

“They were trying to do the right thing, that much is obvious,” said pharmacist Tom McAnulty, owner of Pharmasave on Carlton Street. “But their recommendations are impractical and expensive and really would not solve anything.”

Last week, after a two day coroner’s inquest was in the death of Grant Spielmacher, the jury recommended methadone policies in Ontario be reviewed.

Spielmacher died in the custody of Niagara Regional Police in February 2004. ...more

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