Comparing US And World Policies On Pain Relief And Palliative Care

A nurse prepares liver cancer patient Crispin Lopez Serrano for an endoscopy at a Clackamas, Ore. hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.
A nurse prepares liver cancer patient Crispin Lopez Serrano for an endoscopy at a Clackamas, Ore. hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka
A nurse prepares liver cancer patient Crispin Lopez Serrano for an endoscopy at a Clackamas, Ore. hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.
A nurse prepares liver cancer patient Crispin Lopez Serrano for an endoscopy at a Clackamas, Ore. hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka

Comparing US And World Policies On Pain Relief And Palliative Care

The U.S. opioid crisis, end-of-life, and palliative care are but some of the hot-button issues when considering U.S. health policy. We’ll talk about medications that you don’t have access to but that could save lives with Diederik Lohman, acting director of the Health and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. He’s an expert on health rights, palliative care, and global drug policy. Lohman also believes a significant amount of human suffering could be alleviated, but for a lack of political will to make simple changes in U.S. health and drug policy.