The World Health Organization set up its international drug monitoring programme after the thalidomide disaster. Since 1978 the Programme has been carried out by Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) in Sweden.Uppsala Monitoring Centre is an independent foundation and a centre for international service and scientific research. Our priorities are the safety of patients and the safe and effective use of medicines in every part of the world. We meet these priorities by innovative research and development, and by providing data, reference, consultative and training resources to medicines regulatory agencies, health professionals, researchers and the pharmaceutical industry all over the world. With a track record of several decades, we are a reliable partner for the wide range of users of our high quality tools and services.
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About UMC page last updated 30 January 2013
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