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Ketamine Is ‘Essential Medicine,’ Should Not Be Restricted Under U.N. Conventions

Global Health Hub: Ketamine is an essential medicine: an update from the frontline
Jason Nickerson, a clinical scientist with the Bruyère Research Institute, discusses a Chinese proposal to the U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs to place “restrictive controls” on ketamine, an anesthetic used in many low-resource settings. He writes, “…While this campaign will hopefully be a win for ketamine, this system continues to deprive billions of people of access to essential medicines, and that has to change. We should not forget why we are fighting this: these systems are broken…” (3/11).

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