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August 25, 2010

British government mulls stopping addicts’ benefits

CHINA DRUGThe move reflects public concern over the effects of legal highs such as the drug methadone which was banned in April.

This article states that methadone was banned in April – it should read mephedrone.

Methadone is used to treat heroin addiction.

Harassed Mum

Indeed. Most of our versions of this story did properly say mephedrone, but the methadone error was unfortunately introduced in preparing the piece for online use. We corrected it: GBU Editor

A Chinese drug addict drinks a cup of methadone solution under the supervision of a policeman in Second People’s Hospital of Guiyang, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, in a 2005 file photo. CHINA OUT REUTERS/China

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