TITLE

No relief for theterminal?

AUTHOR(S)
Lerner, Ivan
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;10/1/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 12, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's views on unavailability of morphine based pain relief drugs. He suggests the use of morphine for terminally ill even after knowing its addiction properties. The author informs about the record crop of opium, a raw ingredient for morphine in Afghanistan for the year 2007. He feels sad that the crop would end up at illegal markets for drug addicts instead of it being utilized for the sick.
ACCESSION #
26931041

 

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