Managing Drug Supply, Third Edition, Now Available Online

 First published in 1982 and revised in 1997, Management Sciences for Health’s Managing Drug Supply continues to be the leading reference on how to manage essential medicines in developing countries. The third edition, MDS–3: Managing Access to Medicines and Health Technologies, reflects political, scientific, and technological changes of the past 14 years. Nearly 100 experts from a wide range of disciplines and virtually every corner of the world have contributed to this third edition, published in 2012.

In addition to many new country studies, references, and extensive revisions, MDS–3 offers new chapters on areas such as pharmaceutical benefits in insurance programs, pricing, intellectual property, drug seller initiatives, and traditional and complementary medicine. The revisions and new chapters echo the wide variety of issues that are important to health practitioners and policy makers today.

To make the book accessible to as many users as possible, it is available in several ways. The easiest way to access MDS–3 is online where the entire book can be searched and individual chapters can be downloaded. MDS–3 is also available directly from MSH on flash drive or CD-ROM for those without reliable Internet access. Kumerian Press , who also published MDS–2, will be publishing the paperback and e-book versions of MDS–3 later this year. For print copies, please contact


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