Recent documents and publications

This page contains the Essential Medicines and Health Products (EMP) latest published documents. Taken primarily from the wide range of technical information materials.

WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter, No. 3 2014

WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter

The WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter provides you with the latest information on the safety of medicines and legal actions taken by regulatory authorities across the world. It also provides signals from the Uppsala Monitoring Centre's SIGNAL documents.

WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations: How does it work?

This booklet describes the basic working procedures of the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committees, and goes on to address specifically the WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations, which has provided formal WHO advice on medicines testing and quality assurance to Member States for more than half a century.

WHO traditional medicine strategy: 2014-2023

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The WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014–2023 was developed and launched in response to the World Health Assembly resolution on traditional medicine (WHA62.13). The strategy aims to support Member States in developing proactive policies and implementing action plans that will strengthen the role traditional medicine plays in keeping populations healthy...

WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations

The Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations works towards clear, independent and practical standards and guidelines for the quality assurance of medicines. Standards are developed by the Committee through worldwide consultation and an international consensusbuilding process.

The benefits of responsible use of medicines.
Setting policies for better and cost-effective healthcare.
Ministers Summit, 3 October 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Ministers Summit on The responsible use of medicines, setting policies for better and cost-effective healthcare was held on 3 October 2012 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Report summarizes discussions, conclusions and recommendations from the Summit.

Improving quality for better treatment and greater access

Quality in medicines is one of the cornerstones of health care and has a major impact on access and cost. Medicines of good quality improve the chances of successful treatment for individual patients and promote better outcomes for public health in general...

Clinical Pharmacology: in Health Care, Teaching and Research

Clinical Pharmacology

This position paper regarding the roles of clinical pharmacology in health care, teaching and research was composed and edited by representatives of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS). It is an updated and edited version of a recent publication entitled “Clinical Pharmacology in Research, Teaching and Health Care- Considerations by IUPHAR, the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology”...

A handbook for consumer reporting of ADRs was discussed and requested at the thirty-first meeting of the National Pharmacovigilance Centres held in Uppsala, Sweden from 20–23 October 2008, and the development of this publication has been incorporated into the aims of the Seventh Framework Programme of the Research Directorate of the European Commission and its project Monitoring Medicines...

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