WHO Publishes List of Proposed INNs for Pharmaceutical Substances

Oct 31 2014 - 13:04

The World Health Organization (WHO) transmitted to its member states a list of proposed International Nonproprietary Names (INNs), also known as generic names, which are under consideration by the WHO.

Any comments or notifications of conflict between proposed names and the existing rights can be addressed to the INN Program, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland, by November 6, 2014.

INNs are meant to facilitate the identification of pharmaceutical substances or active pharmaceutical ingredients. Each INN is a unique name that is globally recognized and is public property.

By: George Irimescu

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Source: World Health Organization

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