Methadone Draws FDA Warning

The FDA has issued a warning concerning the use of methadone in light of the recent life-threatening side effects and deaths occurring as a result of the drug’s overuse. The dangerous side effects include slow or shallow breathing, fluctuations in heart rhythm. In 2003, methadone was listed as a cause of 2,452 unintentional poisoning deaths, up from 623 in 1999.