The USAN Council (tri-sponsored by the American Medical Association (AMA), the United States Pharmacopeia Convention (USP), and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), aims for global standardization and unification of drug nomenclature and related rules to ensure that drug information is communicated accurately and unambiguously, working closely with the International Nonproprietary Name
(INN) program of the World Health Organization, and various national nomenclature groups.
Calcipotriol is the international nonproprietary name
of calcipotriene, which is marketed in the United States as Dovonex by Westwood Squibb Pharmaceuticals.
RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals announced that the recommended International Nonproprietary Name
for Thymosin Beta 4 is timbetasin, as published by the World Health Organization.
"We believe that biologies and biosimilars should be required to have the same International Nonproprietary Name
[INN] with no added FDA-designated suffix.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 21, 2013-NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc's international nonproprietary name
auriclosene for NVC-422 approved by WHO(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com