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Table 5 Licensing, supply and distribution of magnesium sulphate as reported by drug information officers or drug regulatory officials – survey

From: Translating research into policy and practice in developing countries: a case study of magnesium sulphate for pre-eclampsia

Country Licensed for eclampsia Licensed for pre-eclampsia Imported or produced locally Problems with supply or distribution MgSO4 on EML Date included on EML
Armenia Yes Yes Imported No Yes 1994
Bolivia Yes Yes Both No Yes 1985
Cambodia Yes Yes Imported No Yes 2000
India NR NR Produced locally No No NA
Indonesia Yes Yes Produced locally No Yes 1983
Iran Yes Yes Produced locally No Yes 1981
Philippines Yes NR Produced locally No Yes 1989
Rwanda Yes Yes Both No Yes NR
Yemen Yes Yes Imported No No NA
  1. MgSO4 = magnesium sulphate
  2. EML = essential medicines list
  3. NR = not reported
  4. NA = not applicable