Essential medicines and health products

WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter

No. 2, 2010

Quality assurance and Safety

WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter

Publication details

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


A three-year project with the aim to promote safety monitoring of medicines, and in particular to involve consumers in the process, has just been launched. The project which goes under the name Monitoring Medicines has been made possible by a grant from the European Commission. The project involves WHO, the Uppsala Monitoring Centre and many other partners throughout the world.

Read more about this project in a 'Feature article' in this issue of the WHO Newsletter. The Newsletter also includes an article about the WHO Prequalification of Medicines Programme: Inspection of Finished Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturers to increase quality of medicines, as well as the usual sections on Regulatory Matters and Safety of Medicines.