WHO produces the WHO Model Formulary


Since its first publication in 2002, the WHO Model Formulary has become an indispensable source of independent information on essential medicines for pharmaceutical policy-makers and prescribers worldwide.

The Formulary is the authoritative guide on how to make effective use of the medicines on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines, and the 2008 edition follows the structure and sections used in the list.

For each medicine the Formulary provides information on use, dosage, adverse effects, contraindications and warnings, supplemented by guidance on selecting the right medicine for a range of conditions. The aim is to improve patient safety, and limit unnecessary medical spending.