Can you imagine being tied to an operation theatre when someone cuts into you without an anesthetic?
This is the prospect that threatens millions in the developing world as strict international control on Ketamine is contemplated.
While primarily an anesthetic, Ketamine is also used in specific chronic pain situations. Unfortunately diversion for recreational purposes is a possibility; but national control systems can easily solve the problem. But experts’ opinions are ignored and officials give out verbal knee-jerk reactions. Please see: http://www.health-e.org.za/2016/02/07/elite-african-group-in-vienna-undermines-au-drug-policy/