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WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter 2005, No. 03
(2005; 17 pages) View the PDF document
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WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter 2005, No. 03

prepared in collaboration with the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring, Uppsala, Sweden

The aim of this Newsletter is to disseminate information on the safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical products, based on information received from our network of “drug information officers” and other sources such as specialized bulletins and journals, as well as partners in WHO. The information is produced in the form of résumés in English, full texts of which may be obtained on request from:

Quality Assurance and Safety: Medicines, PSM-HTP World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland E-mail address: pals@who.int

This newsletter is also available on our Internet website: http://www.who.int/medicines

Further information on adverse reactions may be obtained from the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring, Stora Torget 3, 753 20 Uppsala, Sweden Tel: 46-18-65.60.60 Fax: 46-18-65.60.80 E-mail: sten.olsson@who-umc.org Internet: http://www.who-umc.org

News & Issues

More definite regulatory actions have now been taken in some countries, either for specific cyclooxygenase-inhibitors or for the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as a whole; the most recent decisions are included in this issue. A list of recently prequalified drugs is also included as part of our promise to familiarize readers with the work of the WHO prequalification team.

Preparations are under way for the Twenty-eighth Annual Meeting of Representatives of National Centres participating in the WHO International Drug Monitoring Programme, to be held in Geneva, 26 - 29 September 2005. In addition to various other collaborative features, this year's meeting will include a working group exercise on patient safety, to determine how national pharmacovigilance centres could work with the World Alliance for Patient Safety. The draft agenda for the meeting is published with this edition for your information. We hope to see many of you at the meeting.

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