Only 6% of poor countries have oral morphine in primary health centers. The new directives do not propose a "revolution" for the treatment of pain, but rather the evolution from the existing adaptation and method perspective to the stage, going on stage.
One of the biggest barriers to fear in some countries is the availability of opioids (a type of analgesic) that can cause abuse.
Currently, it presents guidelines for the management of cancer patients of the World Health Organization (WHO) in order to address situations in these countries, often excluding or anticipating the targets. (Read: Well, what medicine is forgotten)
"Patients with cancer who do not suffer pain or die, not in rich or poor countries, because the cost of pain is not very important, it is a priority to form a system of medication and distribution of workers," said WHO expert, Etienne Krug.
The malignant tumor experience is 55% of those who receive treatment with patients with pain, with advanced cancer or terminal patients with 66%.
The WHO Directive has passed a few days before World Cancer Day, annually on February 4, to report millions of people around the world.
The problem is, on the one hand, to alleviate medication and, on the other, to train patients in healthcare management.
The WHO has only received enough data 6% of poor countries have oral morphine availability in primary healthcare centers (most of the drugs used in these cases). (Here also: Opioid medication: In Colombia there is also inequality for treating pain)
Ten times greater access (67%) in rich countries, according to data.
Krug, director of the WHO Non-Controlled Illness Department, explained at the press conference that the new leadership does not propose "revolution" to treat pain, but rather "evolutionary adaptation to the existing drug addiction, on a stage".
"What we want to present is to treat all the people suffering from cancer treatment and to be part of the treatment," he added.
One of the biggest barriers that arose in one of these is the fear in some countries, the availability of opioids (a type of analgesic) that can lead to abuses and, in particular, to those who stick to these substances. It affects the patient's dependence. (We recommend: The global crisis that is not capable of treating opium pain)
Krug believes that the need to find a balance between the needs of these patients and the needs of patients, to prevent illness or to die with dignity.
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