APhA on Rep. Waxman's Compassionate Pain Relief Act
In reiterating opposition to Waxman's proposed legislation to allow the use of heroin to control cancer pain, the assn. maintains that "clinical trials reveal that morphine is as effective as heroin in the relief of pain." APhA asserts that "the problem, then, appears to be the reluctance of some MDs to prescribe sufficient dosages . . . rather than unavailability of effective medication."
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