SUMMARY OF SELECTED PHARMACEUTICAL-RELATED INFORMATION IN PACIFIC ISLAND COUNTRIES

National Drug Policy

Drug Legislation

*

: related to Manufacturers

: related to Inspection of Manufacturers

: on Good Manufacturing Practice

: on Licensing of Wholesale premises

: on Licensing of Pharmacies and Retail outlets

: on Licensing of Importers and Exporters

: on Regulation of Pharmacy Profession

: on narcotic and psychotropic substances

: on Approval of Clinical Trials

: on Advertisements and Promotion of Drugs

Number of Drugs Approved

Availability of Essential Drugs Programme

Availability of Essential Drugs List (EDL)

Number of Drugs in EDL incl.dosgae forms of same active ingr.

Availability of Standard Treatment Guidelines

Number of Registered Pharmacists in the public sector

Number of Registered Pharmacists in the private sector

Participating in WHO Certification Scheme

WHO Basic Laboratory Tests

Year

American Samoa Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

(FDA)

Yes Yes

300

Yes

2

* No No 1999/10
Cook Islands No No No No No No No No No No No No No * No Yes

342

No

1

1

No No 1999/10
Fiji Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes * Yes Yes

400

Yes

11

45

Yes No 1999/10
French Polynesia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes (AFSSAPS) No No

No

6

72

No No 1999/10
Guam No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

(FDA)

Yes Yes * Yes

11

39

No No 1999/10
Kiribati No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes/No No Yes * No Yes

351

Yes

2

0

No No 1999/10
Marshall Islands, Republic of No No No No No No No No Yes No Yes No No * Yes Yes

0

No

2

1

No No 1999/10
Micronesia, Federated States of Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No * No Yes * Yes * * Yes No 1999/10
Nauru No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

0

Yes Yes

?

Yes *

?

No No 1997/11
New Caledonia No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (AFSSAPS) No No * No

<10

<60

No No 1999/10
Niue No No No No No No No No No No No No No * No Yes

289

No

0

0

No No 1999/10
Northern Mariana Islands, Com. Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

(FDA)

No No * No

2

5

No No 1999/10
Palau, Republic of No No No No No No No No No No No No No * No Yes

370

No

1

0

No No 1999/10
Papua New Guinea Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes * Yes Yes

394

Yes

11

90

Yes No 1999/10
Samoa No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No * Yes Yes

300

No

2

4

Yes No 1999/10
Solomon Islands No Yes No No No No No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes * No Yes

356

Yes

3

0

No No 1999/10
Tokelau Islands No No No No No No No No No No No No No * Yes Yes

160

No

0

0

No No 1999/10
Tonga No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No * Yes Yes

397

No

4

1

Yes No 1999/10
Tuvalu No No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No Yes * No Yes

250

No

2

0

No No 1999/10
Vanuatu No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No Yes No No * Yes Yes

317

Yes

2

5

Yes No 1999/10
Total No. of "Yes" (n=20)

6

12

7

8

8

7

10

13

13

14

15

5

10

*

10

17

*

9

* *

6

0

*
Percentage (%) Yes

30%

60%

35%

40%

40%

35%

50%

65%

65%

70%

75%

25%

50%

*

50%

85%

*

45%

* *

30%

0%

*