Essential medicines and health products

WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter

No. 5, 2010

Quality assurance and Safety

WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter

Publication details

Editors: Shanti Pal
Number of pages: 22
Publication date: October 2010
Languages: English


As usual, the WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter provides you with the latest safety reports, advice, warnings and other updates from regulatory authorities across the world.

In this edition of the WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter readers will also find reports of two important meetings that have recently taken place.

The twenty-second meeting of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) was held in Geneva in June 2010. Discussions of the main topics at the meeting are summarised in a feature article on page 18.

WHO Consultants Network for Pharmacovigilance in Africa held its 4th meeting in Lomé, Togo, from 6 to 10 September 2010. The report shows the great and important developments in pharmacovigilance taking place in the African region right now.

A short account of complaints reported to WHO prequalified medicines.