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Improving Access to Opioid Medicines in Vietnam


A recently published article in the Journal of Pain & Symptom Management highlights the important progress being made towards the safe accessibility of opioid medicines in Vietnam. The article focuses on the work accomplished through the Pain & Policy Studies Group’s International Pain Policy Fellowship (IPPF) by Madame Nguyen Thi Phuong Cham, formerly a pharmacist in … Continue reading

Celebrating success: A Palliative Care Law for Colombia


It is with great pleasure that we share some recent successes of the Pain and Policy Studies Group’s International Pain Policy Fellowship (IPPF). The principal goal of the IPPF is to develop national leaders from low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMICs) and empower them with the necessary knowledge, skills and guidance to improve the availability and … Continue reading

Palliative care’s response to the Ebola virus?


Ebola……. From the CDC website: As of October 10, 2014 Total Cases: 8399 Laboratory-Confirmed Cases: 4655 Total Deaths: 4033 *Case counts updated in conjunction with the World Health Organization updates and are based on information reported by the Ministries of Health.   Symptoms (Again the CDC website:) Fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F) Severe headache … Continue reading

57th Meeting of the Commission Of Narcotic Drugs: Meeting Highlights!


The 57th Meeting of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs is taking place in Vienna from March 13 to 21.  A number of extraordinary events are taking place at this meeting. One is a side event (events that are not part of the main agenda but often very important in sharing information to member state delegates … Continue reading

A letter from Bangladesh: IR Morphine at last!


Drs Farzana Khan and Rumana Dowla of Bangledesh, have been International Pain Policy Fellows with the support of Livestrong! I had the honor to participate in the the first seminar with fellow visiting colleagues, Drs Cynthia Goh and Eric Krakauer.  It is always a pleasure delight and honor to hear of impact of one of … Continue reading

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