List of Vital Essential and Necessary (VEN) Drugs and Medical Sundries for Public Health Institutions. 5th Edition, 2008 - Jamaica
(2012; 40 pages)



The Vital, Essential and Necessary list of drugs, medical sundries and raw materials is Jamaica's Essential drug list. The fifth edition, as did previous editions, reflects the policy of the jamaican Ministry of Health, for the appropriate procurement and use of safe drugs and sundry items in public institutions.

Embracing the viewpoint of the World Health Organization of the identification of such drugs as an element of a National Drug Policy, the "VEN" System of classification for drugs and medical supplies serves to assist in the rational use of these terms.

The WHO Essential Medicines and Health Products Information Portal was designed and is maintained by Human Info NGO. Last updated: December 6, 2017