International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care. A report from the 57th Session of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs!
The WHO and the World Palliative Care Alliance are to be congratulated for the release of the Global Atlas of Palliative Care at the End of Life! This is another part of the ongoing progress within the Global Health Community to advance palliative care! It is (conservatively) estimated that every year more than 20 million … Continue reading
From bedside to bench: Bringing clinical experience to international advocacy work | EAPC Blog. Comments from Lukas Radbruch, Past president of EAPC!
Since 1996, the Pain and Policy Studies Group (PPSG) has been pointing out the stark differences in opioid consumption around the world through graphs and maps and most recently with Gapminder. But the above infographic by Kim Ducharme and Zia Sobhani takes the cake! To see the bloated shapes of US, Canada and Australia and a … Continue reading
In the middle of 2011, PPSG received an email from our long standing friend and colleague, Dr Rajagopal, in Kerala, India, seeking our advice on some drug marketer. The company was claiming that there was clear evidence to support the use of Sustained release morphine over immediate release morphine. The papers quoted were mainly papers … Continue reading