Witold Wieniawski

Silne Środki przeciwbólowe - światowa produkcja, zużycie i próba analizy sytuacji

Strong analgesics - global production, use, and situation analysis. Global production of strong analgesics and other opiates used as antitussives and in the substitution therapy is described on the basis of a report of the International Narcotic Control Board (INCB) for 2004. Data concerning the production of opiate raw materials and their transformation into active substances are produced. Consumption data expressed as Defined Daily Doses (S-DDD) are also given. Steep increase in the use of buprenorphine, hydrocodone and oxycodone is discussed.