CD-ROM International Nonproprietary Names (INN) for Pharmaceutical Substances. Licence for 11-99 Users
List 1-45 of Proposed INN and List 1-84 of Recommended INN. Cumulative List 10
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World Health Organization
Order Number    09902010   
Price    CHF    450.00 / US$    540.00 Developing countries:    CHF    225.00
.     2002
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The aim of the INN System has been to provide health professionals with a unique and universally available designated name to identify each pharmaceutical substance. The existence of an international nomenclature for pharmaceutical substances, in the form of INN, is important for the clear identification, safe prescription and dispensing of medicines to patients, and for communication and exchange of information among health professionals and scientists worldwide. This tenth Cumulative List CD-ROM is intended as a reference source for national drug regulatory authorities, the pharmaceutical industry and health professionals. It supersedes the ninth list published in 1996. It contains over 7100 INNs for individual pharmaceutical substances, including about 760 new names proposed since the previous Cumulative List was prepared. It is produced in a multilingual format: English and French introductory texts, together with a listing of INNs in Latin, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Included in the CD-ROM are also the following documents: Guidelines on the Use of INNs, the Use of Common Stems in the Selection of INNs, and Names of Radicals and Groups.

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