Opioid Atlas

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Opiates are some of the most effective pain relief medications for patients suffering from cancer- and surgery-related pain.

Unfortunately, medications in this class are also used as drugs of abuse. Despite the affordability and effectiveness of these medications, access to opiates is highly geographically variable.

This is an interactive tool for exploring and visualizing opioid consumption around the world from 1989-2013, based on data from the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).

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