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  • Multilingual Posters for Methadone Changes

    January 29th, 2014

    Starting Feb 1st, methadone dispensed from pharmacies in BC will change from a compounded 1mg/ml solution dispensed as a orange flavored drink, to a standard 10mg/ml, cherry flavored liquid called Methadose®. The new solution is 10 times more concentrated than the methadone being used now, so a smaller volume will be dispensed to patients. For more details refer to our earlier post here.

    Raising public awareness of the change in formulation is crucial at this time. Our posters are now available in multiple languages (click on language).

    Full posterEnglish

    Simplified Chinese

    Punjabi

    Landscape English

    Simplified Chinese 

    Punjabi 

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  • Upcoming Changes to BC Methadone Maintenance Program

    January 10th, 2014

    As of February 1st, 2014 the formulation of methadone dispensed from pharmacies in BC will change from a compounded 1mg/ml solution dispensed as a orange flavored drink, to a standard 10mg/ml, cherry flavored liquid called Methadose®. The new solution is 10 times more concentrated than the methadone being used now, so a smaller volume will be dispensed to patients.

    Full poster for HR sitesThe other change to note is that ‘carries’ will no longer be diluted, but will be dispensed in small, child-proof bottles; each containing a daily dose of the cherry-flavoured liquid. Despite the smaller volume, the effect of Methadose®is the same as the methadone currently being compounded.

    Same Medicine, Less JuiceSpread the word by putting up posters at your site! (click image to download)   

     ***NEW*** Think Before You Drink poster (available in more sizes here)

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