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Comment author: jonleighton  (EA Profile) 09 October 2018 12:03:05PM *  5 points [-]

As you know, Lee, your post increased our interest (OPIS; http://www.preventsuffering.org) in this issue as a potentially tractable cause area, and after the Lancet Commission report a year ago, we became engaged with the issue through our UN Human Rights Council event and advocacy (http://www.preventsuffering.org/pain/). We have since been contacted by palliative care associations about collaborating, and so I prepared a document with some new thoughts and an analysis of promoting morphine access as a potentially cost-effective EA cause area for those interested in relieving some of the worst human suffering. The document is here: http://www.preventsuffering.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Relieving-extreme-physical-pain-in-humans-–-an-opportunity-for-effective-funding.pdf I will also create a new EA Forum post to elicit feedback.