How to Develop a National Formulary Based on the WHO Model Formulary - A Practical Guide
(2004; 45 pages) View the PDF document
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Open this folder and view contents1 INTRODUCTION
Close this folder2 OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL FORMULARY PROCESS
Open this folder and view contentsOrganization of the national formulary committee
View the documentAgreement on purpose, content, structure and format
View the documentFinancing
View the documentSelection of medicines to be included in the national formulary
View the documentDevelopment of the draft
View the documentReviewing and finalizing content
View the documentProduction, dissemination and implementation
View the documentEvaluation and review
Open this folder and view contents3 DEVELOPING THE PRELIMINARY INFORMATION SECTION
Open this folder and view contents4 DEVELOPMENT OF THERAPEUTIC INFORMATION AND MONOGRAPHS USING THE WHO MODEL FORMULARY
Open this folder and view contents5 ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Open this folder and view contents6 DEVELOPING SPECIFIC INFORMATION SECTIONS
Open this folder and view contents7 PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND IMPLEMENTATION
Open this folder and view contents8 EVALUATION
Open this folder and view contents9 REVIEW AND UPDATE
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Development of the draft

The editorial group should create and present the draft texts to the NFC and the expert advisers in a predetermined standard style. A formulary is typically presented in three parts and for all three parts the WMF text can be extensively utilized. The three parts are:

- preliminary information;
- drug and therapeutic information; and
- appendices.


National information relevant to all three parts should be integrated with the WMF data. If information for the NF is simply copied from the WMF without the inclusion of information that is locally relevant and important, the NF may have only a minor influence on local prescribing habits.

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