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

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.
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Dr Mirza's important national contributions includes Prohibition of Smoking in Enclosed Places and Protection of Non-smokers Health Ordinance 2002, The Protection of Breast-feeding and Child Nutrition Ordinance 2002, first National Essential Medicines List, first National Medicines Policy and conceptualization of Drug Regulatory Authority.
Abdulaziz al-Dailami appreciated efforts of all specialists and consultants involved in the preparation of the national essential medicines list. Dr.
Jerry Bisson, Mission Director USAID, Pakistan stated that the National Essential Medicines List 2018 would enable policy makers and service providers to ensure adequate supply of quality medicines across the healthcare continuum and would be instrumental in addressing the priority health problems of Pakistan.
Objective: To find out the extent of use of essential medicines in the prescriptions and the knowledge of medical practitioners about the national essential medicines list of Pakistan.
Methodology: This paper describes two phases of a study focused on national essential medicines list of Pakistan.
Results: A total of 62(65.9%) prescriptions had medicines from the national essential medicines list of Pakistan.
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.
The national essential medicines list (RENAME 2002), the standardized medicines basket for primary health care, as defined by the Decree 16/2000 (18) y and specific convenient medicines basket for primary pharmaceutical services were also considered (16).
MB is a member of the National Essential Medicines List Committee and is chair of the Tertiary/Quaternary Essential Medicines List Committee.
Health leaders must strive to put quality-assured essential asthma medicines on the WHO pre-qualification list by next year, have them on all national essential medicines lists by 2015, and within 5 years have these medicines available and affordable in all countries, said Global Asthma Network (GAN).
(2) National essential medicines lists give priority status to the medicines necessary to treat a country's most pressing public health problems.
Much of this comment, however, focuses on the representation of reproductive health medicines on national essential medicines lists.

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