01.06.2009   Alter: 10 yrs
Kategorie: Internationales - War on Drugs, dgs-info, Ausgabe 25

“Please, do not make us suffer any more…” - Access to Pain Treatment as a Human Right

In this 47-page report Human Rights Watch said that countries could significantly improve access to pain medications by addressing the causes of their poor availability. These often include the failure to put in place functioning supply and distribution systems; absence of government policies to ensure their availability; insufficient instruction for healthcare workers; excessively strict drug-control regulations; and fear of legal sanctions among healthcare workers. (Human Rights Watch, 03.03.2009)