How to Develop a National Formulary Based on the WHO Model Formulary - A Practical Guide
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Open this folder and view contents2 OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL FORMULARY PROCESS
Close this folder3 DEVELOPING THE PRELIMINARY INFORMATION SECTION
View the documentDeveloping locally relevant introductory information
Close this folderGeneral entries at the front of a national formulary
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Open this folder and view contentsAdditional information at the front of the national formulary
View the documentAdapting the “General advice to prescribers” section of the WHO model formulary
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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Units of measurement

The WMF employs units and prefixes conforming with the Système Internationale (SI units). Including a short table of the acceptable units of measure at the front of the NF can encourage safe prescription-writing practices. Also remember to maintain the same safe practices when adding text to the NF, e.g. write microgram in full instead of µg or mcg, which may be misinterpreted as mg. In those countries where imperial measures are still widely used, it can be useful to include a conversion table for SI units.

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