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Breaking the Cycle of Preventable Suffering: Fulfilling the Principle of Balance


Corey S. Davis


Network for Public Health Law

Evan D. Anderson


Center for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania; Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

October 25, 2010

Temple International & Comparative Law Journal, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 329, 2010
Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper

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Therapeutic opioids are essential for anesthesia and palliative care and have proven highly effective in reducing the harms associated with use of illicit drugs. Yet, access to therapeutic opioids remains strikingly inadequate in much of the world, resulting in preventable suffering on a vast scale. Many of the impediments to access are found in overly restrictive law, policy and regulation at the national level. Although countries are required by international conventions to place certain controls on opioids, many national regulatory regimes far exceed the requirements of international law. This paper supports that model by illustrating the considerable latitude that countries have to adopt national laws that fulfill the requirements of international drug law.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 36

Keywords: opioids, pain, palliative care, drug policy

JEL Classification: K32, I18

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Date posted: February 26, 2012  

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Davis, Corey S. and Anderson, Evan D., Breaking the Cycle of Preventable Suffering: Fulfilling the Principle of Balance (October 25, 2010). Temple International & Comparative Law Journal, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 329, 2010; Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2011197

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Corey S. Davis (Contact Author)
Network for Public Health Law ( email )
Saint Paul, MN
United States
Evan D. Anderson
Center for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania ( email )
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
2159000359 (Phone)
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law ( email )
1719 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
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