DOUBLE ISSUE - No 25 & 26 (1998)
The Essential Drugs Monitor is produced and distributed by the WHO Action Programme on Essential Drugs. It is published in English, French, Spanish and Russian, and has a global readership of some 200,000 to whom it is free of charge. The Monitor carries news of developments in national drug policies, therapeutic guidelines, current pharmaceutical issues, educational strategies and operational research.
WHO’s Action Programme on Essential Drugs was established in 1981 to provide operational support to countries in the development of national drug policies and to work towards the rational use of drugs. The Programme seeks to ensure that all people, wherever they may be, are able to obtain the drugs they need at the lowest possible price; that these drugs are safe and effective; and that they are prescribed and used rationally.
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