Buy painkillers with narcotics for the terminally ill shall be easier. Ministry of Health have simplified the procedure of prescription.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Health, for the first time in Ukraine morphine tablets (morphine sulfate - pills to 0,005 and 0.01 g) started to be produced.
"Analgesics can be purchased at any pharmacy, which is licensed by State Service on Drug Control. The patient can be prescribed medications in the quantity for a 15-day course of treatment. Recipes will be valid for 10 days from date of issue".
The receipt shoud be signed by the head of medical institution, or his deputy, and in their absence - the chief of department, where the patient is treated.
According to the Ministry of Health, in pharmacy shall sell painkillers since August 6, 2013.

The liberalization of the order of pain management in Ukraine is associated with the activities of the National Centre for Hospice and Palliative Medicine, our Association of Hospice and Palliative Care, All-Ukrainian council on patient rights and safety and other non-govermental organizations.

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