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Monitoring the safety of off-label medicine use.(Pharmacovigilance Focus)
January 1, 2009... Medicine labels contain important information on the conditions of use. These conditions typically include the indication, dosage, frequency of administration, and route of administration. Other important conditions of use can include the age range of patients, duration of treatment, and...
The mobile laboratory: a new concept in medicines surveillance.(Safety of Medicines)
January 1, 2009... According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 6 to 10% of medicines worldwide are counterfeit; a market worth 32 billion US dollars in annual sales. The phenomenon has grown in recent years due to methods of counterfeiting becoming more sophisticated and to an increase in the...
Global norms and standards for biological quality, safety and efficacy.(Biomedicines Update)(Company overview)
January 1, 2009... WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardization Established in 1947, the Expert Committee on Biological Standardization (ECBS) is one of the longest standing World Health Organization (WHO) committees and has overall responsibility for setting written standards and establishing...
WHO Congress on Traditional Medicine and the Beijing declaration.(Herbal and Traditional Medicines)(Report)
January 1, 2009... Representatives of over 70 Member States attended the first WHO Congress on Traditional Medicine held on 7-9 November 2008 in Beijing, China. Satellite symposia were held to discuss related technical topics. Presentations were given by representatives of organizations such as the World...
WHO medicines prequalification: progress in 2008.(Quality of Medicines)(Report)
January 1, 2009... The WHO Prequalification Programme for Medicines (PQP) was initiated in 2001 as a service provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) to facilitate access to medicines that meet unified international standards of quality, safety and efficacy for HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and...