Ensuring Effective Pain Treatment: A National and Global Perspective
Allyn L. Taylor
Georgetown University Law Center
Lawrence O. Gostin
Georgetown University - Law Center - O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Katrina A. Pagonis
Hamline University School of Law
JAMA, Vol. 299, p. 89, 2008
Georgetown University/O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law Scholarship Research Paper No. 10
Medical availability of effective pain medication is vitally important domestically and globally. Medical advances have substantially improved the technical capacity to control pain and diminish its consequences. Worldwide, millions of persons with chronic, acute, and terminal conditions have found relief from excruciating pain through medical intervention. However, richer countries have disproportionately benefited from improvements in access to and use of pain medication. The tragedy is that for most of the world's population, particularly persons in poorer countries, effective pain control is entirely unavailable.
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Keywords: pain relief, medication, pharmaceuticalsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 18, 2008
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