An e-mail discussion forum on essential drugs, national drug policies and standard treatment guidelines. It is also a good source of information on future conferences and courses, new publications, recent articles, and broader political (e.g. trade, patents, pricing) aspects of medicines access. More information:
In Spanish: Acerca de E-FARMACOS
International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications
A directory of international organizations and programmes working to improve access to reliable information for health professionals. Links to providers of free or low-cost information.
This is a joint venture between WHO and the Health Information Forum (HIF), providing a neutral focal point for finding out about useful sources of information and also for discussion of issues relating to access and use of information by health professionals in developing countries. The email list brings together the full range of stakeholders involved in the creation, provision and use of healthcare information, from over 130 countries worldwide.
An electronic discussion group for English-speaking colleagues working in the area of non-essential drug information and drug information centres. It provides a forum for discussion of issues around the organization of drug information centres including set-up, funding, management, quality and training. It also supports the promotion of objective drug information, answers technical questions on drugs that cannot be solved by standard textbooks, and responds to queries on non-essential drugs.
INASP Health Links
The Internet Gateway to selected web sites for health professionals, medical librarians, and publishers in developing and transitional countries.
Includes section on pharmacology and prescribing: