Russia Has an Opioid Crisis Too – One of Untreated Pain

“While the US and some other Western countries are struggling to contain an opioid crisis caused, in part, by overprescription of narcotic analgesics, Russia has the opposite problem: Hundreds of thousands of cancer and other patients in severe pain are denied adequate pain relief due to a repressive drug control system, a stifling bureaucracy, a lack of proper training of medical professionals, and national attitudes toward pain.”

Source: Vice Magazine
Published: Sep 22, 2021
Length: 29 minutes (7,298 words)
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