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Randomised controlled trial of Dihydrocodeine (DHC) and methadone in the treatment of opiate dependent patients
ISRCTN ISRCTN63574530
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN63574530
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier
EudraCT number
Public title Randomised controlled trial of Dihydrocodeine (DHC) and methadone in the treatment of opiate dependent patients
Scientific title
Acronym N/A
Serial number at source K/OPR/2/2/D399
Study hypothesis To determine the efficacy of dihdrocodeine compared to methadone in the treatment of opiate dependence.
Lay summary
Ethics approval Not provided at time of registration
Study design Randomised controlled trial
Countries of recruitment United Kingdom
Disease/condition/study domain Opiate dependence
Participants - inclusion criteria Opiate dependent patients
Participants - exclusion criteria Not provided at time of registration
Anticipated start date 01/09/2000
Anticipated end date 01/03/2005
Status of trial Completed
Patient information material
Target number of participants 250
Interventions Substitute treatment with methadone or dihydrocodeine.
Primary outcome measure(s) 1. Survival
2. Retention in treatment
3. Continued drug use (particularly injecting)
4. Criminal behaviour
Secondary outcome measure(s) Not provided at time of registration
Sources of funding Chief Scientist Office (UK) - Scottish Executive Health Department
Trial website http://www.show.scot.nhs.uk/CSO/Publications/ExecSumms/JanFeb05/9.8%20Robertson.pdf
Publications Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=17156174
Contact name Dr  Roy  Robertson
  Address Muirhouse Medical Group
1 Muirhouse Avenue
  City/town Edinburgh
  Zip/Postcode EH4 4PL
  Country United Kingdom
  Tel +44 (0)131 537 4343
  Fax +44 (0)131 332 2984
  Email Roy.Robertson@ed.ac.uk
Sponsor Chief Scientist Office (UK) - Scottish Executive Health Department
  Address St Andrew's House
Regent Road
  City/town Edinburgh
  Zip/Postcode EH1 3DG
  Country United Kingdom
  Tel +44 (0)131 244 2077
  Fax +44 (0)131 244 2285
  Email Peter.craig@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
  Sponsor website: http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/cso/
Date applied 08/03/2005
Last edited 18/09/2007
Date ISRCTN assigned 20/04/2005
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