A CIOMS Publication Series


Towards Improving Treatment with Medicines

January 2005
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    1st January 2005
  • ISBN 9789290360780
  • Language English
  • Pages 224 pp.
  • Size 10" x 12"

Increasingly sponsors of new drugs are integrating pharmacogenetics in their drug development programmes. The outcome of this integration will present challenges to the traditional paradigms for drug development, regulatory evaluation of safety and efficacy and clinical use of drugs. Ethical, legal and pharmacoeconomic issues are also expected to weigh in heavily. This report addresses many of these issues in detail.

Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS)

Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organization established jointly by WHO and UNESCO in 1949. In 2009 CIOMS celebrated the 60th anniversary of its creation. Through its membership, CIOMS is representative of a substantial proportion of the biomedical scientific community. In 2013, the membership of CIOMS included 49 international, national and associate member organizations, representing many of the biomedical disciplines, national academies of sciences and medical research councils.