(2005; 17 pages)
WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter 2005, No. 03
prepared in collaboration with the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring, Uppsala, Sweden
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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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