Dr. Sunil Aggarwal is interviewed by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) as part of their recognition of him as an industry “Emerging Leader in Hopsice and Palliative Medicine”.
Excerpt from Spotlight Interview:
“I envision universal accessibility of HPM services and integration of HPM philosophy into public health. To address the global pandemic of serious illness-associated unrelieved pain, I envision roadblocks to pain medicine availability being overcome thanks to the efforts of dedicated reformers such as the IAHPC who have worked to incorporate a health and human rights framework into the international drug control treaty system, currently mired in ‘drug war’ pharmacologicalistic classification of drugs as inherently good or bad, without considering the context of use. I envision drug policy radically transforming, incorporating principles of autonomy, harm reduction, and integrative health to yield a dignified public health approach to people engaged in problematic drug use, no longer allowing the harms caused by prohibition of non-problematic and beneficial drug use behaviors, and ensuring universal access to essential palliative medicines.”
Read the full interview here.