WHO Drug Information Vol. 31, No. 1, 2017

World Health Organization

60 pp. 692 kB

The issue includes contributions on the following topics:


  • A global network of national control laboratories (NCLs) involved in testing of WHO-prequalified vaccines was formed at a meeting in the Netherlands in September 2016.

Norms and standards:

  • This article reviews the history and outcomes of 70 years of WHO standard-setting work on medicines quality.

Vaccine control:

  • The feasibility of a serological potency assay for rabies vaccines for human use was studied to identify a potential alternative to the currently used NIH mouse protection test, which is demanding to perform and causes suffering to experimental animals.
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