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Unavailability of Pain Medicines in Minority Neighborhoods and Developing Countries 

Unavailability of Pain Medicines in Minority Neighborhoods and Developing Countries
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Unavailability of Pain Medicines in Minority Neighborhoods and Developing Countries
Author(s):

Laura P. Gelfman

and R. Sean Morrison

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199768875.003.0018
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date: 01 December 2020

In this chapter, we will examine the focus point of drug availability, specifically in minority neighborhoods in the United States as well as developing countries. Several studies have demonstrated the barriers to filling opioid prescriptions for individuals living in minority neighborhoods. Similarly, examining opioid availability in developing countries illustrates how the tight regulatory policies for opioid distribution and dispensing hinder access to pain relief. Therefore, availability to opioid analgesics for ambulatory patients living in minority neighborhoods in the United States and patients in developing countries must remain a priority.

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