Essential medicines and health products

WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter

No. 6, 2010

Quality assurance and Safety

WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter

Publication details

Editors: Shanthi Pal
Number of pages: 15
Publication date: December 2010
Languages: English


In this issue as usual we report regulatory actions taken around the world on grounds of safety issues, among them new restrictions in the use of rosiglitazone, and the market withdrawal of sibutramine. We also give you updates on the safety of several medicines.

The feature article in this issue gives you conclusions from working groups at the thirty-third meeting of representatives of national pharmacovigilance centres participating in the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring.

We wish all our readers a very good year in 2011, and thank you for your interest in the newsletter.