Pain pp 44-49 | Cite as

Drug Abuse: Control Through National and International Regulatory Practice

  • Friedrich Hoffmeister
  • Günther Stille
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 38)


Pain as a medical and anthropological challenge has, in our time and age, again become—and I would like to say surprisingly become—one of the most urgent problems of mankind because its medical treatment is far from being satisfactory. One may even say that progress in the management and therapy of pain during the past 15 years have been slower and less distinct and successful than in other disciplines such as therapy of infectious diseases or even in the not very advanced therapy of psychoses.


Drug Dependence Drug Misuse Narcotic Drug Opioid Misuse Multilateral Treaty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Friedrich Hoffmeister
    • 1
  • Günther Stille
  1. 1.E P-F E Leitung, Bayer AGWuppertal 1Federal Republic of Germany

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