Essential medicines and health products

WHO Drug Information

Volume 21, Number 3, 2007

Quality Assurance and Safety of Medicines

WHO Drug Information

Publication details

Number of pages: 56
Languages: English

This issue of WHO DRUG INFORMATION opens with an in-depth focus on the practical aspects of pharmacovigilance with reports on progress and recent activities in Ukraine, Canada and WHO.

The Current Topic section provides a brief overview of the global strategy recently adopted to prevent transmission of Chagas disease. Key aspects include surveillance and information sharing, blood transfusion and organ transplant, diagnostics, and case management.

The section on Safety and Efficacy gives the latest information on signals and reports of adverse drug reactions, with other news from around the world, including labeling changes. This is complemented by Regulatory Action and News which provides the most recent developments from regulatory authorities, and particularly those having an impact on decision-taking.

International Pharmacopoeia monographs for antimalarials, antituberculosis medicines and antiretrovirals continue to be developed and are proposed for comment.

Several informational documents and events are reviewed and the journal concludes with the latest list of International Nonproprietary Name (INN).