EMDEX (Based on WHO Model Formulary) The Complete Drug Formulary for Nigeria's Healthcare Professionals
Background & Publication Objectives:
First published in 1991 as Nigeria's Essential Drugs Guide (NED Guide), EMDEX has remained Nigeria's trusted
source for drug and therapeutic information to date. EMDEX is the acronym for Essential Medicines InDEX.
The central objective of EMDEX has been to promote rational drug use which flows from rational drug
prescribing and embraces rational dispensing and patient use, thus completing the cycle of rational drug
Based on both the WHO (World Health Organization) Model Formulary and Nigeria's Essential Drugs List,
EMDEX is unique to Nigeria as it also details mainly the pharmaceuticals and allied products approved for
use in the country.
EMDEX is an indispensable Desk Reference for every healthcare provider in Nigeria, both those practising in
public and private health establishments.
Are you looking for information on registered medicines and/or prevalent disease conditions in Nigeria?
EMDEX is the best and indeed the only regularly updated reference source of drug and therapeutic inform
ation in Nigeria.
EMDEX is currently available as:
1) EMDEX Desk Reference for Healthcare Professionals
2) EMDEX Nurses' Reference
- Medical, pharmacy, nursing/midwifery & dental practitioners
- Students and the teaching staff at various health institutions
- Health ministries and regulatory agencies
- Health professional associations such as Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Pharmaceutical Society of
- (PSN), National Association of Nigerian Nurses & Midwives, etc
- Pharmaceutical companies
EMDEX spread and readership cover the entire country, North toSouth and East to West. It is also the drug
reference of choice in parts of West-Africa sub region.
Our sales outlets and contact distribution points include:
Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (various offices in Nigeria)
Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria in Maryland, Lagos, Nigeria
We regularly exhibit our publications at the national as well as local conferences of:
Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)
Nigerian Medical Association (NMA)
National Association of Nigerian Nurses & Midwives (NANNM)