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      Use of and barriers to access to opioid analgesics: a worldwide, regional, and national study.

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          Abstract

          Despite opioid analgesics being essential for pain relief, use has been inadequate in many countries. We aim to provide up-to-date worldwide, regional, and national data for changes in opioid analgesic use, and to analyse the relation of impediments to use of these medicines.

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          Journal
          Lancet
          Lancet (London, England)
          Elsevier BV
          1474-547X
          0140-6736
          Apr 16 2016
          : 387
          : 10028
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Secretariat of the International Narcotics Control Board, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria. Electronic address: stefano.berterame@incb.org.
          [2 ] Secretariat of the International Narcotics Control Board, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria.
          [3 ] National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
          [4 ] International Narcotics Control Board, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria; Psychiatry, Mental Health Institute, Central South University, Changsha, China.
          [5 ] International Narcotics Control Board, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria.
          [6 ] International Narcotics Control Board, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria; Unidad de Epidemiología, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, Instituto de Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Tlalpan, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
          [7 ] International Narcotics Control Board, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria; Association of Southeast Asian Nations Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhonphathom, Thailand.
          [8 ] International Narcotics Control Board, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria; Division of Medicine Policy and Management, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, GadjahMada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
          [9 ] International Narcotics Control Board, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria; Faculty of Medicine, University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco; Hôpital Universitaire Psychiatrique Arrazi, Salé, Morocco.
          [10 ] International Narcotics Control Board, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria; National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
          Article
          S0140-6736(16)00161-6
          10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00161-6
          26852264

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