(2004; 45 pages)
National policies and regulations
The following items can be included as separate sections, or some of them may be adapted from the “General advice to prescribers” section of the WMF:
- guidelines for prescribers on national requirements on prescription writing, prescribing dangerous or controlled preparations, principles of rational drug use, prescribing for patients with special needs (children, the elderly, pregnant and lactating women, those with renal and hepatic disease, and those requiring intensive and palliative care);
- guidelines on good dispensing practices including checking prescriptions, accuracy of dispensing, labelling, packaging and patient counselling;
- reporting of adverse drug reactions; and
- reporting of defective medicines or counterfeit products.