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To harmonize the criteria and their application in the classification of drugs to drugs over the counter (from now on OTC) in the countries of the Americas.

Members of the Working Group on Medicines Classification

Main Members

    • MERCOSUR: Tatiana Lowande, Brazil.
    • SICA: Beatriz de la Cruz Pérez, Cuba.
    • CARICOM: Pamela Payne-Wilson, Barbados.
    • ALIFAR: María Angélica Sánchez, Chile.
    • FIFARMA: Hector Bolanos, Mexico.

Alternate Members

    • MERCOSUR: Rosa Maria Papale, Argentina.
    • SICA: Luis Palma, Panama.
    • CARICOM: Mary Louis, Trinidad and Tobago.
    • FIFARMA: Marisa Carcione: Argentina.

Secretariat (PAHO / WHO)

    • Juanita Rodriguez, Washington, DC.

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