Substances under International Control

Substance Evaluation for Drug Control Treaties

WHO provides technical expertise to the United Nations on the subject of drugs of abuse under the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (1961) and the United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances (1971).

Access to Analgesics and to Other Controlled Medications

Although necessary, drug control regulations, if overly restrictive, can hamper access to controlled medicines for therapeutic use. A balance must therefore be struck between medical and regulatory requirements.


Gilles Forte
Policy, Access and Use
Essential Medicines and Health Products


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