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Opioid Analgesics in Latin America: Legal Requirements, Trends, Recommendations

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Opioid Analgesics in Latin America: Legal Requirements, Trends, Recommendations

Opioid Analgesics in Latin America: Legal Requirements, Trends, Recommendations

  1. Introduction
  2. Review of Consumption Data
  3. Legal Requirements
  4. INCB Recommendations
  5. Key References
  6. Bibliography
Prepared for:

V. Congreso Latinoamericano de Cuidados Paliativos
Concepcin, Chile
March, 1998.

Prepared by:

Pain & Policy Studies Group
World Health Organization Collaborating Center
for Policy and Communications in Cancer Care
University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center
Madison, Wisconsin USA

This monograph is not copyrighted and may be quoted or reproduced using the following citation:

In Latin America, palliative care groups have been meeting every two years in cooperation with WHO and narcotic regulators. This group has also published conclusions and recommendations for improving opioid availability.3 One of these recommendations was for the WHO Collaborating Center in Madison, Wisconsin, to continue reporting opioid consumption trends for the Latin American region and other relevant developments. This monograph is the Center's response to those recommendations.

The purpose of this monograph is to provide informational resources that are directly relevant to Latin America to improve the availability of opioid analgesics for pain and palliative care. The monograph includes references to key articles and reports. It has two purposes: 1) to share information throughout the region, and 2) to encourage further study and discussion of ways to improve the availability of opioid analgesics to cancer patients for the relief of pain, while preventing diversion and abuse. It has been prepared especially for participants of the V Congreso de Cuidados Paliativos, Concepcion, Chile, March, 1998. This monograph was prepared by the Pain & Policy Studies Group/WHO Collaborating Center for Policy and Communication in Cancer Care in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, in accordance with its WHO terms of reference which include evaluation of barriers to cancer pain management and monitoring of opioid analgesic consumption worldwide. Comments and suggestions are invited; please send them to David E. Joranson, Pain & Policy Studies Group/WHO Collaborating Center, 1900 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA; fax 1-608-263-0259. The Collaborating Center has a website at

Source: www.medsch.wisc.edu

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