Economic and Social Council


1042nd Plenary Meeting
28 July 1958

1958/689(XXVI)C.Publicity on new narcotics*/


The Economic and Social Council,

Considering the growing number of new strong analgesics that come into medical use each year,

Concerned over the frequent declarations by manufacturers or in the press that one or another of these drugs is not addiction-producing,

Recalling the great harm in terms of human suffering arising out of similar claims made with regard to such drugs as heroin and pethidine,

Urges Governments to keep a close watch over the publicity given to new narcotic drugs, and in particular to ensure, so far as possible, that claims of this kind are based only on careful and comprehensive clinical tests.

1042nd plenary meeting,
28 July 1958

*/ Adopted as recommended by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in its draft resolution I(XIII) E/3133 - E/CN.7/354, annex I).