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FT Health Discusses Findings From Lancet Commission On Palliative Care, Features Interview With UNFPA Head

FT Health: The painkiller shortage hurting the poor
The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses findings from the Lancet Commission on palliative care, which addresses opioid use globally and finds that “[w]hile the U.S. suffers from a surfeit of mis-prescribed opioids causing unnecessary addiction and death, the bigger problem elsewhere is the lack of access to cheap drugs that would allow the sick to suffer less or die with dignity.” The newsletter also features an interview with UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem, as well as a roundup of global health-related news (Jack/Dodd, 10/20).

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