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The use of terms in substance control legislation and policies


The use of terms is an important issue in legislation and policies. Correct use of terms in a text body contributes to the realization of its objectives. Like body language is important for a speaker and can send messages contrary to what the speaker is saying, the choice of inappropriate terms can be counter-productive for … Continue reading

#PalliativeCare Resolution @WHO #EB134 2014 #hpmglobal


The Executive Board of the WHO continues to meet in Geneva this week and on Thursday or Friday (January 23 or 24) will discuss a first resolution devoted entirely to palliative care. This resolution has been moved forward by Panama with the co-sponsorship of Australia, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, Libya, Malaysia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the … Continue reading

WHO Palliative care Report: Exec Board Jan 2014


The World Health Organization is the world’s governing body for health care with it HQ in Geneva and the annual meeting of the World Health Assembly (WHA) In May each year. In the prior January, the Executive Board of the World Health Assembly meets to work on the agenda for the WHA, discussing and proposing … Continue reading

2009 INCB Opioid Consumption data now available on PPSG website


The Pain & Policy Studies Group (PPSG) is pleased to announce its annual release of new and updated global, regional, and national consumption data for Fentanyl, Hydromorphone, Methadone, Morphine, Oxycodone, and Pethidine. Additionally, the morphine equivalence data on the global, regional and all country profile pages has been updated with the 2009 data as well as … Continue reading

Morphine, an outcome measure for improved control of NCDs??


As part of the historic UN High Level Meeting on Non Communicable Diseases, the WHO hosted a “Side event” on Targets and Indicators for NCDs. This meeting is soooo important that CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Sanjay Gupta have been broadcasting live from outside the gates!!  🙂 A “side event?”  Well, this Summit has a plenary … Continue reading

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