[Ip-health] WHO recommends against international control of ketamine

BAGOZZI, Daniela bagozzid at who.int
Wed Dec 9 00:16:52 PST 2015

For the fourth time since 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that ketamine should not be placed under international control after review of the latest evidence by the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. The Committee concluded that ketamine abuse does not pose a global public health threat, while controlling it could limit access to the only anaesthetic and pain killer available in large areas of the developing world.

Full story: WHO Recommends against International Control of Ketamine<http://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/recommends_against_ick/en/>
Link: WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence<http://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/ecdd/>

Daniela Bagozzi
Senior Information and Communication Manager
WHO/Essential Medicines and Health Products
E-mail: bagozzid at who.int<mailto:bagozzid at who.int>
Tel. +41 22 791 19 90
Cell. +41 79 60 37 281

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