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Drug and Therapeutics Committees - A Practical Guide
(2003; 155 pages) [French] [Spanish] View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentAcronyms and abbreviations
View the documentPreface
Open this folder and view contents1. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2.Structure and organization of a drug and therapeutics committee
Open this folder and view contents3. Managing the formulary process
Open this folder and view contents4.Assessing new medicines
Open this folder and view contents5.Ensuring medicine safety and quality
Open this folder and view contents6.Tools to investigate the use of medicines
Open this folder and view contents7.Promoting the rational use of medicines
Open this folder and view contents8.Antimicrobials and injections
Open this folder and view contents9. Getting started
View the documentGlossary1
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View the documentUseful addresses and websites
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Drug and Therapeutics Committees - A Practical Guide


World Health Organization
Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy
Geneva, Switzerland

In collaboration with

Management Sciences for Health
Center for Pharmaceutical Management
Rational Pharmaceutical Management Program
Arlington, Virginia, USA


Kathleen Holloway1 (Editor)
Terry Green2

with contributions from: Edelisa Carandang,1 Hans Hogerzeil,1 Richard Laing,3 David Lee,2

The text was reviewed by: John Chalker,2 Mary Couper,1 Andrew Creese,1 Marthe Everard,1 Anna Paula di Felici,4 Chris Forshaw,5 David Henry,6 Yvan Hutin,7 Sabine Kopp,1 Souly Phanouvong,8 Clive Ondari,1 Lembit Rago,1 Marcus Reidenberg,9 Budiono Santoso,10 Anthony Savelli2 and Rosamund Williams.4

1 Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy (EDM), World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

2 Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Washington DC, USA*

3 Department of International Health, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

4 Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

5 Uganda Health Sector Programme Support, Danida, Kampala, Uganda

6 Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

7 Safe Injection Global Network, Department of Blood Safety and Clinical Technology, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

8 Global Assistance Initiatives, United States Pharmacopeia, Maryland, USA

9 Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, USA

10 Regional Office for the Western Pacific, World Health Organization, Manila, the Philippines

* The MSH Rational Pharmaceutical Management Plus Program is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development, under the terms of cooperative agreement number HRN-A-00-00-00016-00.

© World Health Organization 2003

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