There has been a staggering increase of up to 700 per cent in the use of prescription painkillers in some areas of Bahrain since the beginning of 2011, a report said.
This coincides with an outbreak of anti-government protests, wh
A 'morphine mafia' involving doctors and other officials including 'well-known personalities' may be operating in Bahrain, a report said.
As a result, police are stepping up investigations into the misuse of
Nearly all painkillers available in Bahrain could soon require a doctor's prescription, with health officials working on a proposed legislation to ensure only basic drugs are made available over the counter.
The National Healt
Cancer specialists have set a plan to stem the rise in deaths from cancer by 2020 and ensure that all patients suffering in the late stages of the disease can access painkillers.
The road map laid down by 63 experts and policy-makers inclu