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February 22, 2013 in the SDCS, was held a round table "Ensuring of adequate pain relief in Ukraine: tableted morphine and other opioid analgesics"

February 22, 2013 in the SDCS, was held a round table February 22, 2013 the State Service of Ukraine on Drug Control held a round table on "Ensuring of adequate pain relief in Ukraine", dedicated to the registration in Ukraine, morphine tablets.

Questions about appointment, use and control of use of tableted morphine in the presence of journalists and representatives of TV channels discussed the chairman of the State Service of Ukraine on Drug Control Vladimir Timoshenko, chairman of the NGO "Ukrainian league promoting the development of palliative and hospice care" Vasily Kniazevych, Director of the "Public Health" program of the IF "Revival" Victoria Timoshevskaya, representative Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Natalya Ivanova, Director of the Institute of Palliative Medicine Health of Ukraine Yuri Gubsky, head of pharmaceuticals and medical products MoH Ukraine Lyudmila Konoshevich representative of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine Olena Koval,  Regional Advisor on HIV / AIDS Ukraine and Moldova of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Mirzahid Sultanov, General Director  of SLC "InterChem" Anatoly Reder and others.

Combining efforts to achieve a reasonable balance between the availability of morphine for patients who need it, and at the same time, the organization of measures to control drug trafficking, is a prerequisite for ensuring the rights of palliative patients to adequate analgesia.

So far in our country seriously and terminally ill patients was only available injectable form of morphine. Access to adequate pain relief was extremely limited, especially outside the hospital and in the countryside.

For the first time in Ukraine the production of tableted morphine was registered on February 1, 2013 by "InterChem".