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WHO discontinues two pain management guidelines

27th June 2019

WHO is discontinuing the following two guidelines in light of new scientific evidence that has emerged since the time of their publication and to address issues of conflicts of interest of the experts that have been raised:

  • Ensuring balance in national policies on controlled substances: Guidance for availability and accessibility of controlled medicines (2011)
  • WHO guidelines on the pharmacological treatment of persisting pain in children with medical illnesses (2012).

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