WHO Collaboration with World Pharmacopoeias. (WHO Drug Information Vol. 28, No. 2, 2014)
(2014; 4 pages)


The International Pharmacopoeia is a result of WHO’s focus on quality medicines. It provides publicly available standards for quality control testing of pharmaceuticals.

With the advent of globalization the need for harmonized pharmaceutical standards has become increasingly urgent. In recent years, WHO has supported regulatory convergence among Member States in various ways. The Organization has taken the lead in bringing together all active pharmacopoeias to work towards convergence of their standards and practices. This initiative is starting to deliver.

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