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The Covid-19 pandemic means that the running down of US Strategic Stockpile of medicines could not have come at a worse time

Pettus, Katherine (2020) The Covid-19 pandemic means that the running down of US Strategic Stockpile of medicines could not have come at a worse time. USApp-American Politics and Policy Blog (11 Apr 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

As pain relievers, opioids are a vital part of treating patients with Covid-19. But, as Katherine Pettus writes, the combination of reductions by the US of its buffer stock of opioids, and the chronically low stocks in 80 percent of the world, mean that patients are now abandoned in their hour of need. She urges governments to listen to guidance from UN agencies which calls for access to controlled medicines for the patients who need them.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Date Deposited: 14 May 2020 13:06
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2020 23:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104408

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