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2024 Jul

Lancet Glob Health




Analysis of opioid analgesics consumption in Africa: a longitudinal study from a 20-year continental perspective.


Hadjiat Y, Toufiq J, Ntizimira C, Arendt-Nielsen L, Burucoa B, Treillet E, Authier N, Perrot S


Opioid analgesics are essential for managing acute and chronic pain in diseases such as cancer. Inadequate opioid access remains a major public health concern in low-income regions including Africa. This study aimed to provide updated and comprehensive data on changes in opioid consumption, specifically in Africa.