How to Develop and Implement a National Drug Policy (Second Edition)

These updated guidelines focus on the national drug policy process, strategies and options which can be used by Member States and organizations active in the pharmaceutical sector. Each policy component is discussed, with a focus on current problems and new challenges. And each chapter presents strategies and practical approaches that can be used to improve the situation. All chapters include references to publications that provide additional technical and practical details.

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  • Latest update 2002
  • Version Second Edition
  • Developed by WHO
  • When to use These updated guidelines focus on the national drug policy process, strategies and options which can be used by Member States and organizations active in the pharmaceutical sector. Each policy component is discussed, with a focus on current problems and new challenges. And each chapter presents strategies and practical approaches that can be used to improve the situation. All chapters include references to publications that provide additional technical and practical details.
  • Languages English, French, Spanish
  • Level of use Central, District, Regional
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  • Availability French: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js5409f/ English: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js2283e/ Spanish: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js5410s/
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  • Submission date 2012-05-21 14:05:26