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World Health Organization WHO  (2020)    C1

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World Health Organization WHO  (2019)    C_WHO

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World Health Organization WHO  (2019)    C_WHO

Cancer treatments: While several new cancer treatments have been marketed in recent years, only a few deliver sufficient therapeutic benefits to be considered essential. The 12 medicines WHO added to the new Medicines List for five cancer therapies are regarded as the best in terms of survival rates to treat melanoma, lung, prostate, multiple myeloma and leukemias cancers. For example, two recently developed immunotherapies (nivolumab and pembrolizumab) have delivered up to 50% survival rates for advanced melanoma, a cancer that until recently was incurable. Antibiotics: The Essential Medicines Committee strengthened advice on antibiotic use by updating the AWARE categories, which indicate which antibiotics to use for the most common and serious infections to achieve better treatment outcomes and reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance. The committee recommended that three new antibiotics for the treatment of multi-drug resistant infections be added as essential. Other updates to the medicines list include: New oral anticoagulants to prevent stroke as an alternative to warfarin for atrial fibrillation and treatment of deep vein thrombosis. These are particularly advantageous for low-income countries as, unlike warfarin, they do not require regular monitoring; Biologics and their respective biosimilars for chronic inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel diseases; Heat-stable carbetocin for the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage. This new formulation has similar effects to oxytocin, the current standard therapy, but offers advantages for tropical countries as it does not require refrigeratio

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World Health Organization WHO  (2019)    C_WHO

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World Health Organization WHO  (2019)    C_WHO

Report of the 22nd WHO Expert Committee on the selection and use of essential medicines: WHO Headquarters, Geneva, 1-5 April 2019

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Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children; Government of Tanzania  (2018)    C1

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World Health Organization WHO  (2017)    C_WHO

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Ministry of Health, Zambia  (2017)    C1

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Sandy Greenwood, Timmy Manea, Willie Horoto et al. National Pharmacy Services Division, Ministry of Health & Medical Services  (2017)    CC

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