WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter
(No. 1, 2008)
The New Year started on a busy note with two global meetings in February: the fifth meeting of the Advisory Committee on Safety of Medicinal Products (ACSoMP), 25-27 February 2008, and a meeting organized by WHO (HIV Department and the Department of Medicines, Policy and Standards), together with the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research, on case definitions, toxicity grading and laboratory diagnosis of adverse events related to antiretroviral (ARV)-use. Recommendations or relevant information from these meetings will be included in subsequent issues of the newsletter.
In this issue, as always, we bring you the latest regulatory decisions and safety updates for medicinal products along with information from the seventeenth meeting of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety held in Geneva, 12-13 December 2007.