a. The aim of the National Drug Policy is to ensure that unbiased information about the correct handling and use of drugs is available to health workers at all levels and to the end user.
b. Independent and reliable, scientifically-based literature, aiming at rational prescribing and dispensing, will be disseminated to health workers and health units at all levels, including hospital Pharmaceuticals and supplies commit tees (see note 8).
c. A National Formulary will be developed to provide information about the essential drugs and Standard Treatment Schedules to health workers at all levels.
d. Information about drugs, appropriate drug use and alternatives to drug use will be disseminated to the public and to the individual end user in a language, understandable to all.