International Nonproprietary Names (INN)for Pharmaceutical Substances CD-ROM
List 1-91 of Proposed INN and List 1-52 of Recommended INN. Cumulative List 11
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World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789240560239 ISBN-10    9240560238
Order Number    09900027   
Price    CHF    350.00 / US$    420.00 Developing countries:    CHF    100.00
.     2004
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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 eleventh Cumulative List CD-ROM is intended as a reference source for national drug regulatory authorities, the pharmaceutical industry and health professionals. It supersedes the tenth list published in 2001. It contains over 7633 INNs for individual pharmaceutical substances, including about 455 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, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese.

The CD-ROM also includes references to other generic names, such as national nonproprietary names and names used by the International Organization of Standardization, pharmacopoeial monographs, the List of Narcotic Drugs under International Control, and other sources. Indexes of molecular formulae and of Chemical Abstracts Services registry numbers are also included.

Internet access to International Nonproprietary Names (INN) for Pharmaceutical Substances Regular updates of published proposed and recommended INNs Information on Proposed and Recommended International Nonproprietary Names (INNs) can also be consulted on the following website:

"... highly successful in achieving harmonisation of drug names ..."
- British Medical Journal