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Ketamine remains available for medicine

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MIL OSI – Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement

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Ketamine remains available for medicine – ASMS

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17 March 2015

World Medical Association

ketamine

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna has postponed a decision on scheduling Ketamine as a narcotic drug, reports the World Medical Association (WMA).  China had originally requested to put Keramine under international surveillance but later moved to postpone a decision to next year.   The WMA had joined a group lobbying against the scheduling of Ketamine, saying that it is a powerful, easy to use and relatively safe anaesthetic drug.   The full WMA media release can be read here.

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