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Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines
The closing date for applications for inclusion, change or deletion of medicines was 31 October 2004. The meeting was held on 7-11 March 2005.
Note: The WHO Model List of Essential Medicines has been updated every two years since 1977. Following the latest and 14th Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines, the 13th list was updated.
The 13th list, dated from April 2003. It contained 316 active substances which included 12 ARVs and over 60 other essential medicines for HIV-related care, including drugs against opportunistic infections.
See also the Essential Medicines Library