Drug and Alcohol Dependence
April 1, 2017 Volume 173, Pages 144–150
Medical marijuana policies and hospitalizations related to marijuana and opioid pain reliever
"People all over the world, and in the projects where MSF works, need affordable access to life-saving medicines."Access to affordable medicines has become a global challenge. Countries where Gilead retains monopoly control over sofosbuvir cannot import or produce generic versions; for many people living in some middle-income countries, Gilead’s restrictive voluntary licensing agreements still keep sofosbuvir out of reach for people and their governments.
It is now critically important to reach out to risk groups, such as networks of people who inject drugs, to involve and inform them about treatment options, to provide barrier-free access, and to meet people where they are.To face the challenges ahead and to effectively provide access to all patients in need, we think the medical world, hepatologists, and consequently the International Liver Congress, must take into account crucial aspects of public health and community involvement to reach global hepatitis elimination goals.
The Summit aims to provide an overview on existing (community related) initiatives, to address challenges and barriers ahead, and provide a platform for exchange across professional borders.The Summit aims to provide an overview on existing (community related) initiatives, to address challenges and barriers ahead, and provide a platform for exchange across professional borders. In this regard, we are very happy that EASL, WHO, and other important stakeholders and speakers will be contributing to the event.