New project will monitor the price of opioids around the world

20140519-03The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) has announced the roll-out of Opioid Price Watch, a project to monitor and report on the dispensing price of opioids around the world.

Morphine and other opioid medicines provide effective pain relief for patients with cancer or other chronic pain. However, in many countries of the world oral morphine is not available, while in others, even if available, patients may not be able to afford it…read more

“We hope that the published report will increase awareness on the difficulties that patients face trying to access medicines for pain treatment.”

From ehospice’s International edition