WHO Drug Dictionary
It is used by pharmaceutical companies, clinical trial organizations and drug regulatory authorities for identifying drug names in spontaneous ADR reporting (and pharmacovigilance) and in clinical trials. Created in 1968 and regularly updated, since 2005 there have been major developments in the form of a WHO Drug Dictionary Enhanced (with considerably more fields and data entries) and a WHO Herbal Dictionary, which covers traditional and herbal medicines. Since 2016 all of the WHODrug products have been available in a single subscription service called WHODrug Global.
|WHODD Version 99.2||March 1998|
|WHODD 2003 (June)||1 June 2003|
|WHODD 1 June 2006||1 June 2006|
|WHODD 1 June 2007||1 June 2007|
|WHODD 1 June 2008||1 June 2008|
|WHODD 1 June 2009||1 June 2009|
The WHO Drug Dictionary has previously been abbreviated as "WHODRL" and may still be referenced as such.
- Lindquist M. Vigibase, the WHO Global ICSR Database System: Basic Facts. Drug Information Journal, 2008, 42:409-419.
- Alghabban A. Dictionary of Pharmacovigilance. Pharmaceutical Press, London, 2004.
- WHODrug Global web page