(1999; 168 pages) [Spanish]
The Committee noted progress made with the compilation of a list of key terms related to drug quality assurance, together with their definitions. Subject to the additions and amendments proposed by the Committee, the Secretariat will prepare a revised document for wider circulation. In order to facilitate the receipt of comments the use of Internet-based electronic tools was encouraged whenever possible. The usual consultation procedures will, however, continue in order to ensure optimum participation in the consultative process. The Committee emphasized the importance of taking into account ongoing activities on the international harmonization of terminology. The Committee was informed that standard terms relating to pharmaceutical dosage forms were published by the Council of Europe (17). It noted that WHO had established a list of terms used to describe the pharmacological action and therapeutic use of drugs (18), which was available in English, French and Spanish.