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WHO Set To Release 2017 Essential Medicines List This Week

STAT: Health officials set to release a list of drugs everyone on Earth should be able to access
“Once every two years, the World Health Organization releases a list of medications it thinks should be available, if needed, to all the people of the Earth. The latest iteration of the essential medicines list is slated to be released this week. … The list is meant to help countries figure out how to prioritize spending on medications. … Here are some facts about the essential medicines list — its history and some things to look for when the 2017 iteration is published…” (Branswell, 6/5).

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