- Access to controlled medicines
10. Finally, we expect that the discussions at UNGASS will also focus on how to further improve our responses to some of the most widely used substances, including cannabis, cocaine and heroin, the issues of New Psychoactive Substances and Amphetamine Type Stimulants and the availability of controlled medicines.
A series of intersessional meetings took place starting in September 2014 and leading toward the UNGASS Special Segment in March 2015 at the 58th Session of the CND. The European Union has repeatedly promoted the importance of ensuring access to controlled medicines for medical and scientific purposes at these meetings.