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MDS-3: Managing Access to Medicines and Health Technologies

Management Sciences for Health, Inc.
MDS-3: Managing Access to Medicines and Health Technologies
ISBN: 978-1-56549-587-6
2013/1,136 pages/LC: 2012045295
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A Kumarian Press Book
8 1/2" x 11" format, with illustrations


For some three decades, Managing Drug Supply (MDS) has been the leading reference on how to manage essential medicines in developing countries. Now, reflecting some 15 years of dramatic changes in politics and public health priorities, advances in science and medicine, and the advent of information technology, this new edition covers the full range of issues that are important to today's health practitioners and policymakers in their efforts to ensure universal access to, and appropriate use of, quality medicines and health technologies around the world.


  • Toward Sustainable Access to Medicines.
  • Historical and Institutional Perspectives.
  • Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines.
  • National Medicine Policy.
  • Traditional and Complementary Medicine Policy.
  • Pharmaceutical Legislation and Regulation.
  • Pharmaceutical Production Policy.
  • Pharmaceutical Supply Strategies.
  • Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy.
  • Economics for Pharmaceutical Management.
  • Pharmaceutical Financing Strategies.
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits in Insurance Programs.
  • Revolving Drug Funds and User Fees.
  • Global and Donor Financing.
  • Pharmaceutical Donations; Managing Medicine Selection.
  • Treatment Guidelines and Formulary Manuals.
  • Managing Procurement.
  • Quality Assurance for Pharmaceuticals.
  • Quantifying Pharmaceutical Requirements.
  • Managing the Tender Process.
  • Managing Distribution.
  • Inventory Management.
  • Importation and Port Clearing.
  • Transport Management. Kit System Management.
  • Managing for Rational Medicine Use.
  • Promoting Rational Prescribing.
  • Ensuring Good Dispensing Practices.
  • Community-Based Participation and Initiatives.
  • Drug Seller Initiatives.
  • Encouraging Appropriate Medicine Use by Consumers.
  • Medicine and Therapeutics Information.
  • Pharmacovigilance.
  • Pharmaceutical Supply Systems Assessment.
  • Managing Pharmaceutical Programs.
  • Planning for Pharmaceutical Management.
  • Contracting for Pharmaceuticals and Services.
  • Analyzing and Controlling Pharmaceutical Expenditures.
  • Financial Planning and Management.
  • Planning and Building Storage Facilities.
  • Security Management.
  • Medical Stores Management.
  • Hospital Pharmacy Management.
  • Pharmaceutical Management for Health Facilities.
  • Laboratory Services and Medical Supplies.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Pharmaceutical Management Information Systems.
  • Computers in Pharmaceutical Management.
  • Human Resources Management and Capacity Development.
  • Designing and Implementing Training Programs.