More Media Attention on India’s Shameful Failure in Access to Pain Relief

2012 October 5
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The Economic Times on 03 October 2012 carried an article by Ms Deepshikha Sikarwar pointing out India’s failure to provide access to opioids for pain relief.

“India is the world’s largest producer of opium from which cancer & HIV pain reliever morphine in made, yet patients struggle to get access to drug because of legal and bureaucratic issues”, the article says, and goes on to describe the current efforts to improve the situation – read the full article here…

But while we, in our arrogance of health, are patiently waiting for things to change, how many lives continue to go through all-encompassing, needless pain?

Let us hang our heads in shame.

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