Friday, February 27, 2015


China is pushing the Commission on Narcotic Drugs to place ketamine on a schedule of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances.

As many of you know, ketamine is the only available anesthetic in most rural areas of low resource countries, and is the anesthetic of choice in disaster relief.
Placing ketamine on any schedule will leave these populations with no alternative surgical anesthesia, and will further deepen the already severe crisis of global surgery.

For more information, please read the fact sheets here. If persuaded, please lend your personal / organizational weight to 57 major NGOs and medical associations by endorsing the work of the WHO - to do so please contact the group behind these factsheets.