CND day 3 – Plenary, Availability of controlled substances for medical and scientific purposes : Philippines

We find useful the INCB report on the possible solutions for using illicit drugs for licit purposes. For the past 40 years, we have provided manufacture of such substances for licit purposes, and in terms of implementation, we have strict control systems for dispensing controlled drugs. We are able to distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate uses.
Out department of health has ensured we have sufficient medicines for palliative care and pain medications, dispensing morphine to patients, including those in remote areas.
We have hosted two conferences to renew advocacy and ensure sufficient resources for palliative care including the use of opioids as well as crafting policy recommendations.
We look forward to greater dialogue on this matter and sharing our communal knowledge.

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