Essential medicines and health products


The guidelines developed by WHO are prepared through a vast global consultative process involving WHO Member States, national authorities and international agencies; in consultation with the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on the International Pharmacopoeia and Pharmaceutical Preparations, with specialists from industry, national institutions, nongovernmental organizations, etc. The draft guidelines are evaluated during the meetings of the WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations and, if found suitable, adopted as international standards.

This web page links to all current WHO medicines quality assurance guidelines which are grouped in development, production, distribution, inspection, quality control and other regulatory guidelines. The guidelines under development /for comment are under current projects.

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