Methadone http://www.kplu.org en Methadone deaths down, but cause could be shift to other drugs http://www.kplu.org/post/methadone-deaths-down-cause-could-be-shift-other-drugs Tuesday. The Northwest has one of the highest Methadone prescription rates in the country.<p>You’ve probably heard of Methadone in the context of treatment for heroin addiction. But it’s also a painkiller in the same league as Vicodin and OxyContin.<p>According to the CDC, Methadone prescriptions and overdose deaths peaked in 2007. It’s a trend borne out by drug death numbers from the Seattle area and Oregon. Wed, 04 Jul 2012 00:00:44 +0000 5493 at http://www.kplu.org