Using pain relieving medication

Prescribing pain-killing drugs
Providing pain relief with analgesic medicines

In 1994, after years of disciplining doctors for overmedicating, the California Medical Board issued guidelines reassuring physicians that it was acceptable to use narcotics to treat persistent, incurable pain. In 1997, the Legislature approved the Pain Patient's Bill of Rights allowing patients to ask for the painkillers of their choice. Similar laws went into effect in other states.

Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth