The twelve operational principles for good pharmaceutical procurement, which form the bulk of this document, are based on four strategic objectives. Both the strategic objectives and the operational principles are relevant to any public sector drug supply system, no matter what combination of public and private services is used to manage the system.
Four strategic objectives of pharmaceutical procurement
1. Procure the most cost-effective drugs in the right quantities
2. Select reliable suppliers of high-quality products
3. Ensure timely delivery
4. Achieve the lowest possible total cost