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Guidelines on the Use of International Nonproprietary Names (INNs) for Pharmaceutical Substances
(1997; 41 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
Open this folder and view contents1. General introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. Elements in the INN system
Open this folder and view contents3. Principles for selection of INNs
View the document4. Protection of INNs
Open this folder and view contents5. How to apply for an INN
View the document6. References for supporting material
View the documentAnnex 1: Background information on the INN programme
View the documentAnnex 2: General principles for guidance in devising international nonproprietary names for pharmaceutical substances
View the documentAnnex 3: List of common stems used in the selection of INNs
View the documentAnnex 4: Specific groups of biological compounds
View the documentAnnex 5: WHA46.19 - Nonproprietary names for pharmaceutical substances
View the documentAnnex 6: Procedure for the selection of international nonproprietary names for pharmaceutical substances
View the documentAnnex 7: Applications for INNs through national authorities (addresses)
View the documentAnnex 8: INN request form
 

Annex 7: Applications for INNs through national authorities (addresses)

a) National Nomenclature Commissions:

France:

DCF - Dénominations Communes Françaises

Agence du Médicament
Direction des Laboratoires et des Contrôles
Unité Pharmacopée
145-147 boulevard Anatole France
F-93285 Saint-Denis Cedex
France

Italy:

DCIt - Commission - Denominazione Communi Italiane

Director-General
Pharmaceutical Division
Ministero della Sanità
Viale della Civiltà Romana 7
I-00144 Roma
Italy

Japan:

JAN - Japanese Accepted Names

Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare
New Drugs Division
Pharmaceuticals Affairs Bureau
1-2-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100
Japan

United Kingdom:

BAN - British Approved Names

The Secretary
British Pharmacopoeia Commission
Market Towers
1 Nine Elms Lane
London SW8 5NQ
United Kingdom

USA:

USAN - United States Adopted Names

The Secretary
United States Adopted Names Council
American Medical Association
515 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
USA

b) Other national nomenclature authorities:

Belgium:

L'Inspecteur en chef-Directeur
Ministère de la Santé Publique et de l'Environnement
Inspection générale de la Pharmacie
Cite administrative de l'Etat
Quartier Vésale 333
B-1010 Bruxelles
Belgium

China:

The Deputy Chief
Drug Standard Division II
The Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission
Ministry of Health
Temple of Heaven
Beijing 100050
People's Republic of China

Hungary:

Director-General
National Institute of Pharmacy
P.O. Box 450
1372 Budapest 5
Hungary

 

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