WHO Guidelines

Ensuring patient access to essential medicines while minimizing harmful use: A revised WHO tool to improve national drug control policy

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Gilson AM, Maurer MA, Ryan KM, Skemp-Brown M, Husain A, Cleary JF. Ensuring patient access to essential medicines while minimizing harmful use: A revised WHO tool to improve national drug control policy. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 2011;25:246-251.

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Gilson AM, Maurer MA, Ryan KM, Skemp-Brown M, Husain A, Cleary JF. Ensuring patient access to essential medicines while minimizing harmful use: A revised WHO tool to improve national drug control policy. J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 2011;25:246-251.

In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a series of 21 guidelines to assist governments in improving their national drug control laws, regulations, and administrative procedures to promote the availability of controlled medicines for pain relief and for a variety of acute and chronic diseases and conditions. These guidelines ultimately are designed to encourage the development of policies designed to fulfill a country's dual obligation concerning these medicines: to prevent their abuse, diversion and trafficking while ensuring access for medical and scientific purposes.

Improving opioid availability

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Joranson DE, Gilson AM, Maurer MA. Improving opioid availability. Indian J Palliat Care 2005;11:60-61.

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Joranson DE, Gilson AM, Maurer MA. Improving opioid availability. Indian J Palliat Care 2005;11:60-61.

This is an editorial piece.  No abstract is available.

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Improving availability of opioid pain medications: Testing the principle of balance in Latin America

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Joranson DE. Improving availability of opioid pain medications: Testing the principle of balance in Latin America. Innovations in End-of-Life Care 2003;5.

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Joranson DE. Improving availability of opioid pain medications: Testing the principle of balance in Latin America. Innovations in End-of-Life Care 2003;5.

Read the entire issue on the Innovations in End-of-Life Care Website: "A Model for Improving Access to Opioids: The Latin American Experience."  January-February 2003, Vol. 5, No.1. 

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