National Formulary

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formulary

 [for´mu-lar″e]
a collection of formulae.
National formulary a book of standards for certain pharmaceuticals and preparations not included in the U.S.P; revised every 5 years, and recognized as a book of official standards by the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. Abbreviated N.F.

USP

 
United States Pharmacopeia, a legally recognized compendium of standards for drugs, published by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc., and revised periodically; it also includes assays and tests for determination of strength, quality, and purity.

Na·tion·al For·mu·lar·y (NF),

(na'shŭn-ăl fōr'myū-lār'ē),
An official compendium formerly issued by the American Pharmaceutical Association but now published by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention to provide standards and specifications that can be used to evaluate the quality of pharmaceuticals and therapeutic agents.

National Formulary

/Na·tion·al For·mu·lary/ (NF) a book of standards for certain pharmaceuticals and preparations that are not included in the USP(United States Pharmacopeia).

National Formulary (NF, N.F.)

a publication containing the official standards for the preparation of various pharmaceutics not listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia. It is revised every 5 years.

National Formulary

One of 2–the other is the US Pharmacopeia–official compendia recognized by Federal Pure Food & Drug Act of 1906; the NF's approved therapeutics are described and defined with respect to source, chemistry, physical properties, tests for identitification and purity, dosage range, and class of use

Na·tion·al For·mu·la·ry

(nash'ŏ-năl fōr'myū-lar-ē)
An official compendium published by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (formerly issued by the American Pharmaceutical Association) for the purpose of providing standards and specifications that can be used to evaluate the quality of pharmaceuticals and therapeutic agents.

Na·tion·al For·mu·la·ry

(NF) (nash'ŏ-năl fōr'myū-lar-ē)
An official compendium issued by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention to provide standards and specifications used to evaluate quality of pharmaceuticals and therapeutic agents.

National Formulary (NF),

n.pr a publication containing the official standards for the preparation of various pharmaceuticals not listed in the
United States Pharmacopoeia. It is revised every 5 years.

National Formulary

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As key opinion leaders themselves (both are members of the National Essential Medicines List Committee (2013-2015), as is the second signatory to this letter--the term does not imply membership of an advisory panel to any for-profit vendor of health-related goods or services), the authors are well placed to make comments.
MB is a member of the National Essential Medicines List Committee and is chair of the Tertiary/Quaternary Essential Medicines List Committee.
2) National essential medicines lists give priority status to the medicines necessary to treat a country's most pressing public health problems.
1) Some 30 years later, national essential medicines lists are in place in most WHO member states.
Much of this comment, however, focuses on the representation of reproductive health medicines on national essential medicines lists.
In addition, national essential medicines lists, together with standard treatment guidelines, serve as the basis for formal education and in-service training for health professionals and for education about medication use for the public.
In 2003, a WHO report examined 55 national medicine policies and 112 of 192 WHO member countries' national essential medicines lists to determine the degree to which they included reproductive health medicines.
Furthermore, the study found that across WHO regions, reproductive health medicines and devices were not represented comprehensively on national essential medicines lists, even though solid evidence for their effectiveness existed.
A comparison of the number of medicines included on the model interagency list used in the review and the average number of medicines on national essential medicines lists was similarly lopsided--especially in regard to drugs and devices for HIV/AIDS and family planning.
Without strong representation on national essential medicines lists, the visibility and perceived legitimacy of reproductive health medicines and devices will remain low.
i=1283) is a practical guide to integrating important medicines and devices for reproductive health into national essential medicines lists.

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