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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
 

6. References for supporting material

Documents:

• The use of common stems in the selection of international nonproprietary names (INN) for pharmaceutical substances (WHO/PHARM S/NOM 15) INN Programme, WHO, Geneva - updated regularly

Graphic representation of chemical formulae in the publications of international nonproprietary names (INN) for pharmaceutical substances (WHO/PHARM/95.579), INN Programme, WHO, Geneva

Pharmacological Action and Therapeutic Use of Drugs, list of terms, English/French Spanish, 1996, (PHARM/96.320), WHO, Geneva

INNs: Names for radicals and groups, combined summary list, WHO/PHARM S/NOM 1506, INN Programme, WHO, Geneva - updated regularly

Definition of INNs for Substances Prepared by Biotechnology, PHARM S/NOM 1348, INN Programme, WHO, Geneva

Publications:

Cumulative List of INNs, No. 9, 1996, WHO, Geneva
WHO Drug Information (quarterly journal published by the World Health Organization)

 

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