Although the topic of problem drugs is of great concern globally, there
are not many published research papers dealing with pharmaceutical
regulatory/registration systems and policy. Many papers come from
consumer groups, describing the situation of problem drugs and unethical
Some papers describe systems used by countries. Interesting issues raised and/or
1. The efficiency / effectiveness of regulatory systems and how to assess it;
2. The impact of regulatory actions / de-registration on the availability of
drugs, rational use, and research and development of drugs;
3. Factors influencing drug regulatory policies.
Does anyone have information about this research to share with me?
Any comment or suggestion on research issues in this area is greatly
Many thanks and best regards,
HEALTH POLICY UNIT,
LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE & TROPICAL MEDICINE
LONDON, WC1E 7HT, UK