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  • A 70-year-old patient with melanoma passed away at the palliative care unit at the National Cancer Institute in Mexico City, Mexico on August 28, 2014. His daughter brought him in earlier that day, after traveling with her father for hours because palliative care was not available close to their home.
    June 15, 2015
    (Mexico City) – Mexico’s introduction on June 15, 2015, of a new system for prescribing and dispensing strong prescription pain medicines will significantly improve health care for people with advanced illnesses, Human Rights Watch said today.