Opioid analgesics

Do International Model Drug Control Laws Provide for Drug Availability?

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Pain & Policy Studies Group. Do International Model Drug Control Laws Provide for Drug Availability? J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 2009;23:145-152.

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Pain & Policy Studies Group. Do International Model Drug Control Laws Provide for Drug Availability? J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 2009;23:145-152.

A preliminary review of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) model drug control laws was conducted by the Pain & Policy Studies Group (PPSG) to determine whether the models provided governments with language they can use to carry out the obligation to ensure adequate availability of opioid analgesics for the relief of pain and suffering, specified in the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 as amended, and as recommended by the International Narcotics Control Board in 1995. The results showed that current model laws lack the drug availability provisions.

Improving access to opioid analgesics for palliative care in India

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Joranson DE, Rajagopal MR, Gilson AM. Improving access to opioid analgesics for palliative care in India. J Pain Symptom Manage 2002;24:152-159.

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Joranson DE, Rajagopal MR, Gilson AM. Improving access to opioid analgesics for palliative care in India. J Pain Symptom Manage 2002;24:152-159.

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Ensuring opioid availability: Methods and resources

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Joranson DE, Ryan KM. Ensuring opioid availability: Methods and resources. J Pain Symptom Manage 2007;33:527-532.

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Joranson DE, Ryan KM. Ensuring opioid availability: Methods and resources. J Pain Symptom Manage 2007;33:527-532.

The pain and palliative care fields are encouraged to learn about government drug control policy and to engage with their governments to examine these policies and their implementation in order to address impediments to patient access to pain management. Although pain management is a necessary part of palliative care, it is often impossible because strict national and state regulations block access to opioid analgesics.

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