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  1. Ketamine produced in China

    The Ketamine Connection

    10 ဇူလိုင်လ 2015
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    For decades, ketamine was only manufactured by pharmaceutical companies. Technically, it was too complicated to be made by amateur chemists. But in the past five years, that has changed. Chinese drug gangs have cracked the code, figuring out how to manufacture large batches of cheap ketamine. Drug traffickers don't bother to steal ketamine from legal sources anymore. Instead, they're making their own. It's largely a Chinese breakthrough.

  2. The 2015 Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    • International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)
    14 ဇွန်လ 2015

    The international drug control regime is facing the most profound challenge of its existence. Member states have for some time been experimenting with new responses to the ‘world drug problem’; however, the advent of legally regulated cannabis markets has resulted in a ratcheting up of these challenges to expose the system to new levels of strain. With the 2016 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem fast approaching, how will the international community make use of the opportunity it provides for a free and open debate?

  3. The new drug warriors

    01 မေလ 2015
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    The war on drugs is edging towards a truce. Half of Americans want to lift the ban on cannabis. America’s change of heart has led many to wonder if the UN conventions might be reformed to legalise some drugs and treat the use of others as a problem requiring health measures, not criminal or military ones. But as America has drawn back from prohibition, new drug warriors are stepping up to defend it. Russia is foremost among them. “The Russians have taken over the hard-line role that the US used to play,” says Martin Jelsma of the Transnational Institute.

  4. Dr. Lochan Naidoo - A frank conversation about drugs

    29 မတ်လ 2015

    The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Dr Lochan Naidoo, became a member of International Doctors for Healthier Drug Policies (IDHDP) while attending CND 2015 in Vienna and calls his colleagues to assume a core role in drug policy, which should be considered a health issue.

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    Ketamine: why not everyone wants a ban

    13 မတ်လ 2015
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    China is proposing there should be a worldwide ban on ketamine - the drug that can lead to users needing to have their bladders removed. But ketamine is used as an anaesthetic drug in much of Africa, and there are fears further international controls could affect medical usage too. The Chinese say that they are requesting the lowest level of restriction - known as schedule four - which would not affect its use for medical purposes. But Dr Kabwe in Lusaka's main hospital says any restriction will create a level of bureaucracy that will prohibit its use.

  6. The judge who allowed ecstasy and ketamine to be legalised explains why he did it

    09 မတ်လ 2015
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    Judge Gerard Hogan made an unexpected decision to allow for the possession of some drugs in a ruling on an appeal with the backing of two of his judicial colleagues at the Court of Appeal who agreed with his assessment of Ireland’s drug laws. His 30-page ruling can be read in full here. The Dáil will sit late tonight to pass emergency legislation in order to reclassify drugs – including ecstasy, ketamine and magic mushrooms.

  7. The war on ketamine

    08 မတ်လ 2015
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    In a dispute that pits the war on drugs against global health needs — and one UN agency against another — a pair of Canadian researchers is spearheading a last-ditch bid to keep a widely used anesthetic from being declared an illicit narcotic.

  8. WMA warns against making essential anaesthetic a controlled drug

    06 မတ်လ 2015
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    Scheduling ketamine would restrict its availability worldwide, which  would lead to harmful impact on animal health and welfare, as well on public health. The World Medical Association is urging its 111 member associations to lobby their governments to oppose scheduling the anaesthetic agent Ketamine as a controlled drug.

  9. The ketamine controversy, continued

    Martin Jelsma
    06 မတ်လ 2015

    The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna will decide next week between two opposite proposals by China and the WHO about international control of ketamine, an essential anaesthetic in human and veterinary medicine. China originally proposed bringing ketamine under the 1971 Convention’s most severe control regime of Schedule I, which would dramatically affect its availability for surgery in poor rural settings and emergency situations. The WHO Expert Committee reviewed all the evidence and advised against any international control of ketamine, arguing it would trigger a public health disaster.

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    El llamado a votación de la ONU sobre la ketamina podría provocar una crisis de salud pública en los países desarrollados

    Martin Jelsma
    05 မတ်လ 2015

    La Comisión de Estupefacientes (the Commission on Narcotic Drugs - CND, por sus siglas en Inglés), con sede en Viena, decidirá pronto entre dos propuestas opuestas presentadas por China y por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) en relación al control internacional de la ketamina, un anestésico esencial en la medicina humana y veterinaria.

  11. Why ‘Special K’ is good medicine

    02 မတ်လ 2015
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    In the global world of illicit drug policies, the granddaddy of them all is the United States.

  12. Ketamine control plan condemned as potential disaster for world's rural poor

    27 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2015
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    A proposal that is about to come before the UN to restrict global access to ketamine, a drug abused in rich countries, would deprive millions of women of lifesaving surgery in poor countries, according to medicines campaigners.

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    Hoja informativa sobre la propuesta para discutir la clasificación internacional de la ketamina en la 58ª CND

    26 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2015

    La ketamina es un medicamento esencial utilizado para la anestesia. Es el único anestésico disponible para cirugías esenciales en la mayoría de las zonas rurales de los países en desarrollo en donde viven más de dos mil millones de personas. La clasificación de la ketamina dejará a estas poblaciones sin este anestésico alternativo para las intervenciones quirúrgicas esenciales, y profundizará aún más la ya aguda crisis de la cirugía en el mundo.

  14. La decisión de la Comisión de Estupefacientes de clasificar la ketamina socavaría el mandato encomendado a la OMS por los tratados de drogas

    Martin Jelsma
    18 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2015

    Al 58º período de sesiones de la CND, que tendrá lugar en marzo de 2015, se le ha pedido que considere una propuesta de China para incluir la ketamina –un medicamento esencial utilizado para la anestesia– en la Lista I del Convenio de 1971 (E/CN.7/2015/7 y E/CN.7/2015/81). La ketamina es el único anestésico disponible para cirugías esenciales en la mayoría de las zonas rurales de los países en desarrollo en donde viven más de dos mil millones de personas. La clasificación de la ketamina en cualquiera de las listas del convenio de 1971 reducirá su disponibilidad y profundizará aún más la crisis ya aguda de la cirugía en el mundo.

  15. The UK needs common sense about ketamine

    17 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2015
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    Ketamine is a unique anaesthetic and analgesic that has unfortunately become a popular recreational drug.

  16. CND decision to schedule ketamine would undermine WHO treaty mandate

    Martin Jelsma
    16 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2015

    The UN Commission considers to bring ketamine under the control of the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances contrary to WHO recommendations. The 58th Session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in March 2015 has been asked to consider a Chinese proposal to place ketamine – an essential medicine used for anaesthesia – in Schedule I of the 1971 Convention (E/CN.7/2015/7 and E/CN.7/2015/81). Ketamine is the only available anaesthetic for essential surgery in most rural areas of developing countries, home to more than 2 billion of the world’s people. Scheduling ketamine under any of the 1971 treaty schedules will reduce its availability and further deepen the already acute crisis of global surgery.

  17. Fact Sheet on the Proposal to Discuss International Scheduling of Ketamine at the 58th CND

    14 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2015

    Ketamine is an essential medicine used for anaesthesia. It is the only available anaesthetic for essential surgery in most rural areas of developing countries, home to more than 2 billion of the world’s people. Scheduling ketamine will leave these populations with no alternative anaesthesia for essential surgery, and will further deepen the already acute crisis of global surgery.

  18. Le régime international de contrôle des drogues et d’accès aux médicaments placés sous contrôle

    • Christopher Hallam
    27 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2015
    Policy briefing

    Dans les pays pauvres et en développement, la douleur reste largement incontrôlée. L’Afrique est le continent le moins bien servi pour l’accès aux analgésiques.

  19. Ketamine praised for speedily alleviating depression

    25 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2015
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    An increasing number of Israeli psychiatrists have started using ketamine as part of the medical treatment for depression and chronic pain.

  20. El régimen internacional de control de drogas y el acceso a medicamentos fiscalizados

    • Christopher Hallam
    28 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2014
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    En los países pobres y en desarrollo, el dolor sigue sin controlarse en gran medida. África es el continente con un nivel más bajo de consumo de analgésicos.