WHO Technical Report Series Series 1006

The Selection and Use of Essential Medicines

Report of the WHO Expert Committee, 2017 (including the 20th WHO Model List of Essential Medicines and the 6th WHO Model List for Children)

November 2017
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    17th November 2017
  • ISBN 9789241210157
  • Language English
  • Pages 602 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.5"

This report presents the recommendations of the WHO Expert Committee responsible for updating the WHO Model Lists of Essential Medicines. It contains a summary of the Committee's considerations and justifications for additions and changes to the Model Lists, including its recommendations. Annexes to the main report include the revised version of the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (20th edition) and the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines for Children (6th edition). In addition there is a list of all the items on the Model Lists sorted according to their Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification codes.

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