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International Narcotics Control Board . (2011) Report of the International Narcotics Control Board on the availability of internationally controlled drugs: ensuring adequate access for medical and scientific purposes. United Nations, New York .

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The International Narcotics Control Board was invited by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs at its fifty-third session, in March 2010, to include in its report for 2010 information on the availability of internationally controlled substances for medical requirements. The Board is aware of the growing interest of the World Health Organization, other intergovernmental bodies and non-governmental organizations in this matter. In recognition of its importance, the Board has decided to devote a
supplement to its annual report to this subject.

This format allows the Board to provide adequate information on the present situation, globally and regionally, to highlight major impediments and to formulate recommendations to improve the availability of internationally controlled substances for medical and scientific purposes. A detailed analysis is contained in the Board’s technical publications on narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

Contents:
Chapter I. Introduction
Chapter II. Action taken by the Board to ensure adequate availability
Chapter III. Supply of opiate raw materials and opioids
Chapter IV. Availability of medicines containing internationally controlled substances
Chapter V. Achieving a balance between ensuring availability of internationally controlled substances for medical and scientific purposes and preventing their diversion and abuse
Chapter VI. Conclusions and recommendations
Annexes:
I. Tables on consumption of opioid analgesics in regions
II. Joint letter from the President of the International Narcotics Control Board and the Chair of the United Nations Development Group
III. Follow-up joint letter from the President of the International Narcotics Control Board and the Chair of the United Nations Development Group
IV. Letter from the President of the International Narcotics Control Board to all countries


Date:2011
Pages:88 p.
Publisher:United Nations
Corporate Creators:International Narcotics Control Board
Place of Publication:New York
ISBN:978-92-1-148260-7
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on drugs and alcohol > Supply reduction policy
VA Geographic area > International aspects
MM-MO Crime and law > Drugs and alcohol laws > Drug laws
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Opioids (opiates)
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Drugs and alcohol substance by legal status > Prescription drug (medicine / medication)
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Sedatives or tranquillisers (CNS depressants) > Benzodiazepine
B Drugs and alcohol substances > CNS stimulants
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