Regulatory Environment, Policy Setting and Rational Drug Use

A well-functioning pharmaceutical system and regulatory environment relies on strong organization, legislative framework and management support for the development of strategies and policies. EHG supports these processes through: conducting pharmaceutical systems assessments, including policy analysis; analysing different options and subsequent drafting of national pharmaceutical policies; promoting comprehensive pharmacovigilance systems; and facilitating the availability of drug information. Our work also focuses on rational use of medicines and includes assisting governments with the appropriate selection of a limited number of essential medicines that can contribute to better supply, appropriate prescribing practices and lower costs.