PPSG pubishes 2011 opioid consumption statistics
- High-income countries accounted for nearly 92% of medical morphine consumed in the world, but comprised only 17% of the total population. In contrast, low- and middle-income countries, representing the remaining 83% of the world’s population, consumed a mere 8% of the total morphine consumption.
- 56% of the countries reporting to INCB in 2011 consumed less than one milligram of morphine per person.
- India’s lack of progress after the turn of the century is remarkable. And paradoxically, the per capita consumption of Fentanyl (in terms of morphine equivalence) exceeds morphine! How can a poor country afford to tolerate this cruel extravagance? (See palliumindia.org/manifesto)
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Global data, including India’s, can be accessed at PPSG homepage.
Thank you all at PPSG, for making these data available and thank you INCB for providing them.