Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

Multi-faceted approach to addressing the challenges of increasing access to controlled drugs for medical purposes

Side event organised by Australia, WHO, INCB, UNODC and the Union for International Cancer Control. Gilberto Gerra UNODC Chaired.  Double failure of drug system.  Limit opioids worldwide. People continue to die with pain. Dr. Naidoo INCB President  Apart from being President of the INCB and a Doctor I am also an African.  Started slide with Hippocratic Oath.  …

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Side event – Coordinated efforts to increase access to controlled drugs for medical purposes

Mr. David Lewis, Australian Permanent Mission. Appreciates efforts of Dr. Gerra.  Panama’s efforts in  WHO EB resolution.  Drawing upon CND resolution on which Australia has led for relief of pain and suffering.  High priority on access to medical opioids for pain relief and palliative care.  Moral obligation to work for better access.  Guaranteeing access was …

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