Category Archives: Opioid access

New INCB supplement on controlled medicines – a great tool for advocacy

Dr Katherine Irene Pettus, PhD, Advocacy Officer, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, explains the background to a new report published in Vienna on 3 February 2016 to improve access to controlled medicines. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) … Continue reading

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European Association for Palliative Care and the Civil Society Forum on Drugs

The EAPC has recently been involved in discussions within the European Union (EU) in preparation for the upcoming United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS). Dr David Oliver, Board member of the European Association for … Continue reading

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Misuse of low-quality data for drawing conclusions on opioid dependence is a health abuse

Willem Scholten, PharmD MPA, Consultant – Medicines and Controlled Substances, Willem Scholten Consultancy, Lopik, the Netherlands; Jack E. Henningfield, PhD, Vice-President, Research and Health Policy, Pinney Associates, Bethesda, Maryland, and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. … Continue reading

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Strengthening our understanding of ‘Access to Opioid Medication in Europe’ (ATOME): Highlights of results and achievements

Eugenia Larjow, sociologist at the University Hospital of Bonn, Germany on behalf of the ATOME Consortium. The ATOME project comes to a close after five years of research and advocacy. The results strengthen our knowledge of barriers and challenges to … Continue reading

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Add your voice to UNGASS 2016

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs wants your comments on lack of access to essential controlled medicines for UNGASS 2016. Katherine Pettus, Advocacy Officer, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), explains what UNGASS is, why it’s important to add … Continue reading

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