From Annals of Oncology: The Global Opioid Policy Initiative (GOPI)

Annals of OncologyANNALS OF ONCOLOGY, 2013;24(suppl11):xi7-xi13. As the follow-up to a successful project to evaluate the availability and accessibility of opioids and regulatory barriers in Europe, the European Society for Medical Oncology and the European Association for Palliative Care undertook to expand their research to those parts of the world where data were lacking regarding these aspects of care, in particular Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the states of India. This project has been undertaken in collaboration with the Union for International Cancer control, the Pain and Policy Studies Group of the University of Wisconsin, and the World Health Organization, together with a consortium of 17 international oncology and palliative care societies…read more

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