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International Narcotics Control Board Annual Report 20125

International Narcotic Control Board Annual Report

AR_2015_E“Indispensable, adequately available and not unduly restricted” these are the words used in the international drug conventions to underline the importance of making controlled substances available for medical purposes. INCB is launching the Availability of Internationally Controlled Drugs report today in Vienna. The report is a supplement to the 2015 Annual Report of the INCB and was prepared to follow up on the implementation by Governments of the Board’s recommendations contained in the 2010 Availability Report.

The present report publishes the global data on consumption of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances under international control and compared them with impediments reported by 106 countries. Continue reading