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UNODC Drug Prevention and Health Branch. (2011) Ensuring availability of controlled medications for the relief of pain and preventing diversion and abuse: Striking the right balance to achieve the optimal public health outcome. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

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Contents
• Purpose of this Discussion Paper . p.1
• Background—the indispensability of controlled medicines p.1
• UNODC’s informal technical consultation on pain treatment p.3
• Appropriate pain treatment . p.4
• Developmental aspects of access to controlled medicines . p.6
• Convention control measures to ensure safety and availability p.7
• Impediments to availability of opioid analgesics p.8
• Regulatory impediments p.8
• Attitude and knowledge impediments p.9
• Economic and procurement impediments . p.10
• Action to enhance access to opioid analgesics and to prevent diversion and abuse . p.11
• Recommendations . p.11
• Role of UNODC . p.12
• A joint UNODC-WHO programme on access to controlled medications . . . p.12
• Areas for immediate action . p.14


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
Opioid, Prescription/Over the counter
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Prevention, Harm reduction, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Source
Date
2011
Pages
24 p.
Publisher
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Corporate Creators
UNODC Drug Prevention and Health Branch
Place of Publication
Vienna
Notes
Discussion paper based on a scientific workshop, January 18 – 19, 2011, UNODC, Vienna
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Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)
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