Pharmaceuticals: Restrictions in Use and Availability. Update of the Fourteenth Issue. (Prepared within the Context of the United Nations Publication, "Consolidated List of Products whose Consumption and/or Sale have been Banned, Withdrawn, Severely Restricted or Not Approved by Governments")
(2010; 61 pages)

Abstract

This text is the update to the Fourteenth Issue of the United Nations Consolidated List of Products whose Consumption and/or Sale have been Banned, Withdrawn, Severely Restricted or Not Approved by Governments - Pharmaceuticals (UN General Assembly Resolutions 37/137, 1982; 38/149, 1983; 39/229, 1984; 44/226, 1989). It is offered as a service to drug regulators, the pharmaceutical industry, and to everyone interested in assuring the safe and rational use of drugs. It complements and consolidates other drug-related information issued by the World Health Organization, including the WHO Rapid Alerts, WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter and the quarterly subscription journal WHO Drug Information.

This volume presents information on new national regulatory decisions and on voluntary withdrawal of products by manufacturers on grounds of safety from 2009, 2010 (up to May 2010), and earlier years that had not been included in the last update.

Products are listed alphabetically within sections; International Nonproprietary Names (INNs) have been used whenever possible. Each product entry includes, where available, the Chemical Abstracts Service registry number (CAS number); synonyms including other generic names and chemical names; the effective date on which the regulation came into force; a summary of regulatory measures taken by governments; brief explanatory comments where necessary; and legal and bibliographical references...

 
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