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  • Access to Essential Drugs - a global campaign launched by Doctors Without Borders (Medicins Sans Frontiers)

  • Drugs and Devices Information Line - a service provided by Harvard University, School of Public Health

  • Essential Drugs Conference - "an electronic conference to allow health professionals to share information in the field of essential drugs. Colleagues in developing countries often cannot afford to communicate by telephone or facsimile. And normal postal services are often too slow and unreliable. Many have already discovered the usefulness of electronic mail as an affordable tool for communication"

  • Health Action International - "a non-profit, global network of health, development, consumer and other public interest groups in more than 70 countries working for a more rational use of medicinal drugs. HAI represents the interests of consumers in drug policy and believes that all drugs marketed should be acceptably safe, effective, affordable and meet real medical needs"

  • Institute for Safe Medication Practices (USA) - "a nonprofit organization that works closely with healthcare practitioners and institutions, regulatory agencies, professional organizations and the pharmaceutical industry to provide education about adverse drug events and their prevention. The Institute provides an independent review of medication errors that have been voluntarily submitted by practitioners to a national Medication Errors Reporting Program (MERP) operated by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) in the USA. Information from the reports may be used by USP to impact on drug standards. All information derived from the MERP is shared with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and pharmaceutical companies whose products are mentioned in reports. The Institute is an FDA MEDWATCH partner and regularly communicates with the FDA to help to prevent medication errors. The Institute encourages the appropriate reporting of medication errors to the MEDWATCH Program"

  • International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology - "a non-profit international professional membership organization dedicated to promoting pharmacoepidemiology, the science which applies epidemiologic approaches to studying the use, effectiveness, value and safety of pharmaceuticals"

  • PharmWeb - rich resources on pharmacy and pharmaceutical studies

  • Quality Use of Medicines (Australia) - "Australia has a well established policy on the quality use of medicines (QUM). The aim of the policy is to improve the way medicines are prescribed and used, to ensure better health outcomes for all Australians. The policy focuses on an evidence based approach, with an emphasis on appropriate, safe and efficacious use. The management of QUM initiatives is a major priority of the Department's program. Development and implementation of the Australian policy on quality use of medicines is being achieved through a partnership approach, with advice provided by the Pharmaceutical Health and Rational use of Medicines Committee (PHARM)"

  • WHO Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy (EDM)

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