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Side Event: Access to internationally controlled drugs for medical purposes – meeting a global challenge

Opening David Stuart – Permanent representative Australia: Access to these medicines globally is very unequal Single convention on narcotic drugs (1961) establishes framework to : 1. Ensure the availability of drugs for medical and scientific purposes. 2. Prevent diversion and abuse. High Income Countries account for 93% of all medical morphine yet 70% of deaths …

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