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Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies
Click on the cover to access the publicationThe vision of WHO's Department of Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies is that people everywhere have access to the essential medicines they need. The medicines should be available within the context of functioning health systems at all times in adequate amounts, in the appropriate dosage forms, with assured quality, safety and efficacy and adequate information, and at a price the individual and the community can afford.

The Department's online library contains 1518 medicines-related publications, primarily technical information materials. We hope that you find the contents useful, and would appreciate any feedback that would help us improve the library.

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Latest publications
Health Policy and Systems Research: A Methodology Reader
Published: 2012
WHO Guidelines on the Pharmacological Treatment of Persisting Pain in Children with Medical Illnesses
Published: 2012
The Evolving Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance: Options for Action
Published: 2012
Last updated: May 4, 2012