Millions denied end-of-life drugs

20140604-01BBC News | 2 Jun 2014 | Figures suggest almost 18 million people – mainly in developing countries – died in unnecessary pain in 2012.

The Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance says part of the problem is the refusal of governments to give patients access to painkillers such as morphine.

It says restrictions are in place because of exaggerated fears about the risk of addiction…read more