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Side event: Addressing global disparities in access to controlled substances for medical purposes, with focus on treatment and pain relief

Organised by the Governments of Australia, Belgium, Ghana, Norway and Panama, the International Narcotics Control Board, the World Health Organisation, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the International Union Against Cancer. The Hon. Ken Wyatt AM, Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Government of Australia (Chair) 5.5 billion people do not …

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CND day 3 – plenary statement of the International Union against Cancer and Human Rights Watch on access to essential medicines

Millions of people each year suffer from unnecessary pain because they have no access to essential medicines. Narcotics drugs are necessary for this pain relief. The barriers to medical availability are well known: restrictive laws. The CND has primarily focused on law enforcement. This is starting to change. We welcome the statements of a number …

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