Formulary availability and regulatory barriers to accessibility of opioids for cancer pain in Europe: a report from the ESMO/EAPC Opioid Policy Initiative.

@article{Cherny2010FormularyAA,
  title={Formulary availability and regulatory barriers to accessibility of opioids for cancer pain in Europe: a report from the ESMO/EAPC Opioid Policy Initiative.},
  author={Nathan I. Cherny and Jos{\'e} Baselga and Franco de Conno and Lukas Radbruch},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={615-26}
}
BACKGROUND Many patients in Europe do not receive adequate relief of pain because of excessive regulatory restrictions on the availability and accessibility of opioids. This is a major public health problem. The aim of the study is to evaluate and report on opioid availability and the legal and regulatory barriers to accessibility across the countries of… CONTINUE READING