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.
Policy, Access and Use
Essential Medicines and Health Products