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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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