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Ensuring Balance in National Policies on Controlled Substances : Guidance for Availability and Accessibility of Controlled Medicines (with CD-Rom).

Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This book provides guidance on policies and legislation with regards to availability accessibility affordability and control of medicines made from substances regulated under the international drug control conventions herein referred to as controlled medicines . Their scope encompasses all controlled medicines but with a specific focus on essential medicines. Controlled medicines play an important role in several  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9789240687998 9240687998
OCLC Number: 775871752
Description: 1 online resource (86 pages)
Contents: COVER; COPYRIGHT; TABLE OF CONTENTS; PREFACE; FOREWORD; EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; GLOSSARY; INTRODUCTION TO THE GUIDELINES; Purpose, target and scope; Background; A dual obligation, a quadruple imperative; Indispensability of controlled medicines in contemporary medical practice; Safety of controlled medicines; Current availability; Impediments to availability, accessibility and affordability; Why and how to work with this document?; GUIDELINES FOR ENSURING BALANCE IN NATIONAL POLICIES ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES; Content of drug control legislation and policy; Authorities and their role in the system.

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This book provides guidance on policies and legislation with regards to availability accessibility affordability and control of medicines made from substances regulated under the international drug control conventions herein referred to as controlled medicines . Their scope encompasses all controlled medicines but with a specific focus on essential medicines. Controlled medicines play an important role in several areas of medicine including pain treatment treatment of opioid dependence emergency obstetrics psychiatry and neurology. The availability accessibility and affordability of controlled.

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