Experts say that morphine tablets will enter the market within two months.
Previously, Morphine was only available in Ukraine in injectable form, with a maximum amount of 50mg person in 24 hours. Some cancer patients with severe pain many need very large doses of morphine to control their pain.
The change in policy comes about after severe criticism and protracted campaigning from palliative care and human rights advocates.
The film, ’50 milligrams is not enough,’ provides a candid and shocking portrayal of the desperate outcomes of overly strict opioid legislation in the Ukraine, a story that is still too familiar to many countries in the worlds.
ehospice congratulates those who campaigned for this important change and recognises this step towards universal access to adequate pain relief.