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Programación de medicamentos como sustancias controladas: abordando las brechas normativas y democráticas a través del análisis basado en los derechos

Descripción: Utilizando los ejemplos de ketamina y tramadol, se propone que las pruebas legales estándar en el derecho internacional de los derechos humanos pueden ayudar a abordar los déficits normativos y democráticos en el sistema y producir decisiones más rigurosas, más justas y más transparentes respecto al control de estos medicamentos

TITULO FUENTE ORIGINAL:

Scheduling medicines as controlled substances: addressing normative and democratic gaps through human rights-based analysis

AUTORES:

Diederik Lohman, Damon Barrett

REVISTA ABREV.:

BMC Int Health Hum Rights

AÑO:

2020

REFERENCIA:

20(1):10

DOI:

10.1186/s12914-020-00231-1

RESUMEN ORIGINAL:

Recent years have seen contentious debate about efforts to schedule medicines such as ketamine and tramadol under the international drug control conventions. Proponents argue that misuse poses a significant risk to public health and that scheduling would help address these problems. However, scheduling of medicines can negatively affect their availability, accessibility and affordability for... + Leer más

Recent years have seen contentious debate about efforts to schedule medicines such as ketamine and tramadol under the international drug control conventions. Proponents argue that misuse poses a significant risk to public health and that scheduling would help address these problems. However, scheduling of medicines can negatively affect their availability, accessibility and affordability for medical purposes, with serious health consequences for patients, especially in low and middle-income countries. The current process for scheduling medicines under the international drug control conventions does not provide sufficient normative standards through which balanced decisions may be reached. It is undemocratic in its structure and opaque in its reasoning. In this article, we argue that such decisions represent de facto limitations on the right to health and may engage the principle of non-retrogression. Using the examples of ketamine and tramadol, we propose that standard legal tests in international human rights law can help to address the normative and democratic deficits in the system and produce more rigorous, fairer and more transparent decisions

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