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Developing Pharmacy Practice - A focus on patient care

Wiedenmayer, K. et al., Eds.: World Health Organization (WHO), International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), (2006)

English version - This handbook sets out a the new paradigm for pharmacy practice. Its aim is to guide pharmacy educators in pharmacy practice, to educate pharmacy students and to guide pharmacists in practice to update their skills. The handbook, which brings together practical tools and knowledge, has been written in response to a need to define, develop and generate global understanding of pharmaceutical care at all levels.

Counterfeit drugs and medical devices in developing countries

Beverly D Glass, (2014)

The occurrence of a high percentage of couterfeit medicines on the global medicines market is often attributed to a lack of effective regulation and a weak enforcement capacity. This review, while focusing on counterfeit medicines and medical devices in developing countries, will present information on their impact and how these issues can be addressed by regulation and control of the supply chain using technology appropriate to the developing world.

Counterfeit Drugs - Guidelines for the development of measures to combat counterfeit medicines

World Health Organization, (1999)

These guidelines are aimed to provide guidance to Member States in developing their own national measures to combat counterfeiting of medicines. The guidelines include: an overview of the problems and factors concerning the counterfeiting of medicines; important steps to be followed in developing national strategies; inspection and screening of suspected counterfeit medicines; training of human resources.

Compendium of innovative health technologies for low-resource settings: Assistive devices, eHealth solutions, Medical devices

Adriana Velazquez-Berumen, Jennifer Barragan, Chapal Khasnabis et al., Eds.: World Health Organization WHO, (2014)

The objective of the compendium is to provide a neutral platform for technologies which are likely to be suitable for use in less resourced settings. It presents a snapshot of several health technologies which might have the potential to improve health outcomes and the quality of life, or to offer a solution to an unmet medical/health technology need. It is released to acknowledge some success stories and at the same time, to raise awareness of the pressing need for appropriate and affordable design solutions and to encourage more innovative efforts in the field

British National Formulary

BMJ Publishing Group Ltd and Royal Pharmaceutical Society, (2014)

Countries with free access to BNF and BNF for Children on MedicinesComplete via HINARI Registered users of the BNF website are allowed free access to the core content of the latest edition of the BNF and BNF for Children on the MedicinesComplete website if they reside in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or any of the countries in the HINARI list of countries managed by the World Health Organisation WHO (see for details).

Basic Tests for Drugs - Pharmaceutical substances, medicinal plant materials and dosage forms

World Health Organization, (1998)

This manual has been designed to be used in conjunction with two earlier WHO publications, "Basic tests for pharmaceutical substances" (1986) and "Basic tests for pharmaceutical dosage forms" (1991). Most of the pharmaceutical substances and dosage forms covered are included in the WHO Model List of Essential Drugs. The present volume describes procedures for testing a further 23 pharmaceutical substances and 58 pharmaceutical dosage forms and also for testing 4 medicinal plant materials.

Basic radiation protection

World Health Organization, (2004)

How to achieve ALARA: working tips and guidelines

A Training Manual On Rational Use of Medicines: Remove and dispose of your unwanted Medicines the safe way

Community Development Medicinal Unit , (2012)

Proper management of health care becomes very important in our state where the health budget is very less. This poses a unique challenge to the Department of Health and other Non-Governmental Organizations to make cost-effective health care accessible to all inhabitants of the state. Medicines are essential component of health. Market is now flooded with newer drugs which have little evidence regarding comparative efficacy and safety. Essential Drugs are the medicines which are used for majority of the people in a given geographical region, which are also cost effective. CDMU, Odisha is dedicated to meet this challenge. This manual is meant for health providers at the Primary level, and Experts in the spheres of medical and Pharmaceutical practice. NGOs, health workers and general public will get a lot of information from this manual on medicines and other health related issues which will help them to take correct decision.

a model quality assurance system for procurement agencies

World Health Organization, Eds.: World Health Organization, United Nations Children's Fund, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Populations Fund, World Bank, (2007)

This interagency report provides recommendations for assuring quality of medicines during key activities of country-level procurement agencies, namely prequalification of pharmaceutical products and manufacturers; purchase of pharmaceutical products; storage of pharmaceutical products; and distribution of pharmaceutical products.

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