No pain relief for 75% of the world’s suffering
In the report, titled “War on drugs means millions are needlessly dying in pain“, the three experts argue that “where you are born should not be a determining factor in whether you are forced to live with avoidable pain in the event of illness.”
The report adds, “The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Model Lists of Essential Medicines provides the minimum that governments should provide to people in need, including morphine, buprenorphine and methadone. These controlled medicines should be accessible, affordable and available through mechanisms that are acceptable to the people in need.”
Anand Grover and Lawyers’ Collective which he heads, and his colleague Tripti Tandon have been working shoulder to shoulder with Pallium India in the Amendment of NDPS Act and its follow up.