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“Pain medicines from the Police Station? Now that’s NOT balance!” LIFE Before Death Film #14 Pain Control in Georgia

Yes, Georgia is that place, where you had to go once a week to collect your pain medicines, walking through the police station to a small office where pharmacy staff would come to dispense them. As the film depicts, a real contributor to the stigmatization of patients requiring chronic opioid therapy. But Georgia is making … Continue reading

Prioritizing Palliative Care in Low and Middle Income Countries: a recent perspective.

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Palliative Care Program in Barcelona under the leadership of Xavier Gomez-Batiste, recently hosted an excellent workshop on palliative care for Central Asia with colleagues from Tajikistan and Kyrgzstan attending.  Delegates from Kazakstan were unable to be there due to national elections. At times, I pitied the excellent translators who … Continue reading

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