Addressing the Global Tragedy of Needless Pain: Rethinking the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs
Allyn L. Taylor
Georgetown University Law Center
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 35, No. 556, 2007
Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1088150
The lack of medical availability of effective pain medication is an enduring and expanding global health calamity. Despite important medical advances, pain remains severely under-treated worldwide, particularly in developing countries. This article contributes to the discussion of this global health crisis by considering international legal and institutional mechanisms to promote wider accessibility to critical narcotic drugs for pain relief.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: Pain, International Law, Single convention on narcotic drugsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 29, 2008
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