Access to Pain Relief

Juan-Pablo, a SUNCT patient suffering an attack

Severe or extreme physical pain is one of the worst forms of suffering. Unfortunately, governments don’t always ensure legal access to the most effective medications. Promoting access to effective pain relief is one of OPIS’s key areas of focus. More information on our efforts can be found on these dedicated pages:

  • Advocacy for access to morphine for terminal cancer patients and others in moderate-to-severe pain, in low- and middle-income countries (including a project in Burkina Faso)
  • Advocacy to ensure that people with excruciating cluster headaches, as well as similar disorders such as SUNCT, can get legal access to psychedelics, which are often dramatically effective