The Committee considered two draft texts providing guidance in the form of a model legislative scheme and a draft law for adaptation by small national drug regulatory authorities on the regulation of pharmacists and pharmacies. It concluded that such guidance would be of immediate value to the many countries still in the process of establishing drug regulatory and legislative systems. While other countries might also profit from such a framework, the Committee pointed out that authorities should always be cautious about changing systems and procedures that work effectively. The introductory notes to the two documents should be expanded so as to explain more clearly for whom the advice was intended and how it could be adapted to national needs. The Committee therefore recommended that work on such texts should be continued, and suggested that the drafts might be published in one of the WHO periodicals so as to widen the consultative procedure and be made available in several languages.