US response to INCB statement

The US strongly supports the INCB’s international monitoring role and thanks the INCB for its annual report.

Agrees with the INCB’s conclusions on Afghanistan and Colombia. US has ‘actively encouraged’ the Colombian government’s efforts for many years and will continue to do so. US in ‘increasing concerned’ at increasing drug trafficking through Africa and commits its support to governments in the region.

Misuse of prescription drugs is a major issue in the US and requires specific demand reduction efforts. It highlights concerns on the issue online pharmaceutical sales in this regard.

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