How well do international drug conventions protect public health?

@article{Room2012HowWD,
  title={How well do international drug conventions protect public health?},
  author={R. Room and P. Reuter},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2012},
  volume={379},
  pages={84-91}
}
The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961 aimed to eliminate the illicit production and non-medical use of cannabis, cocaine, and opioids, an aim later extended to many pharmaceutical drugs. Over the past 50 years international drug treaties have neither prevented the globalisation of the illicit production and non-medical use of these drugs, nor, outside of developed countries, made these drugs adequately available for medical use. The system has also arguably worsened the human health… Expand
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