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About 5.5B People Worldwide Lack Sufficient Access To Narcotic Painkillers, U.N. Report Says

U.N. News Centre: Over 5 billion people worldwide lacking access to essential medicines, says U.N. Report
“…Around 5.5 billion people still have limited or no access to medicines containing narcotic drugs such as codeine or morphine the Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) says in its Annual Report for 2014, which went on to point out that around 92 percent of all morphine used worldwide is consumed by only 17 percent of the world population, primarily living in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand…” (3/3).

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