Addressing the Global Tragedy of Needless Pain: Rethinking the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs

16 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2008

See all articles by Allyn L. Taylor

Allyn L. Taylor

Georgetown University Law Center

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Pain, International Law, Single convention on narcotic drugs

Suggested Citation

Taylor, Allyn L., Addressing the Global Tragedy of Needless Pain: Rethinking the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 35, No. 556, 2007; Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1088150. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1088150

Georgetown Law Center Submitter (Contact Author)

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

Allyn L. Taylor

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
90
rank
268,388
Abstract Views
923
PlumX Metrics