Methadone-A Replacement for Deadly Heroin, Can Kill you too!!
|Gurveen Malhotra1* and Sivashankar Sivaraman2|
|1Internal Medicine, Mt Sinai Hospital, Chicago, USA|
|2Pulmonary and Critical Care, Mt Sinai Hospital, Chicago, USA|
|Corresponding Author :||Gurveen Malhotra
PGY-3, Department of Internal Medicine
Mt Sinai Hospital, Chicago, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received April 20, 2015; Accepted June 22, 2015; Published June 26, 2015|
|Citation: Malhotra G, Sivaraman S (2015) Methadone-A Replacement for Deadly Heroin, Can Kill you too!! J Clin Case Rep 5:551. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000551|
|Copyright: © 2015 Malhotra G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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