The inadequate treatment of pain: collateral damage from the war on drugs

PLoS Med. 2012 Jan;9(1):e1001153. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001153. Epub 2012 Jan 10.

Abstract

Jason Nickerson and Amir Attaran examine the vast inequities in medical pain relief around the world and argue that the global control of licit narcotics be shifted from the International Narcotic Control Board to WHO.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Analgesics / therapeutic use*
  • Drug and Narcotic Control / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
  • Health Services Accessibility / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Humans
  • Legislation, Drug*
  • Narcotics / supply & distribution*
  • Narcotics / therapeutic use
  • Pain / drug therapy*
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations / supply & distribution
  • World Health Organization

Substances

  • Analgesics
  • Narcotics
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations