Availability of Internationally Controlled Drugs: Ensuring Adequate Access for Medical and Scientific Purposes

Executive Summary

Chapter I
A. Role of the international drug control conventions
B. Availability of and access to internationally controlled drugs as a health and human right
C. Action taken by the Board to ensure adequate availability
D. Methodology

Chapter II
Narcotic Drugs (full chapter)
A. Supply of and demand for opiate raw materials and opioids
B. Availability of opioid analgesics
C. Impediments to the availability of narcotic drugs

Chapter III
Psychotropic substances (full chapter)
A. Supply of psychotropic substances controlled under the 1971 Convention
B. Availability of psychotropic substances
C. Impediments to the availability of psychotropic substances

Chapter IV
Availability of internationally controlled drugs for the treatment of opioid dependence

Chapter V
Ensuring the availability of internationally controlled drugs in emergency situations

Chapter VI
Conclusions and recommendations
A. Legislation and regulatory systems
B. Health system
C. Affordability
D. Training of health-care professionals
E. Education and awareness-raising
F. Estimates, assessments and reporting
G. Benchmarks for consumption of substances under international control
H. International community

Questionnaire sent in 2014 to competent national authorities of Member States on the availability of internationally controlled substances for medical and scientific purposes

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