Some people have voiced concern that it would be better for names to have some meaning, such as using an abbreviated name for the developing company along with the nonproprietary name
of the originator product, but others noted that method could be problematic when companies merge or are acquired by others.
Furthermore, every approved biosimilar necessarily has been shown to have no meaningful differences from its reference drug, obviating the need for a distinct nonproprietary name
Immunicum AB has received approval for the International Nonproprietary Name
(INN), ilixadencel, for its lead programme Intuvax, the company disclosed on Monday.
WHOs INN Expert Group and the USAN Council approve simple, informative and unique nonproprietary names
, also known as generic names, for drugs to allow for clear communication among health professionals and to identify chemical/pharmacological relationships.
M2 PHARMA-December 11, 2014-Ignyta receives approval from World Health Organisation for using Nonproprietary name
'entrectinib' for RXDX-101
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.
The USAN Council aims for global standardization and unification of drug nomenclature by working closely with the International Nonproprietary Name
Programme of WHO and various national nomenclature groups.
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Last summer, the regulatory agency released the guidance, which proposed a naming convention to distinguish biological products through the use of a randomly assigned unique four letter suffix following the product's nonproprietary name
M2 PHARMA-February 21, 2013-NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc's international nonproprietary name
auriclosene for NVC-422 approved by WHO(C)2013 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
Each lot represents a molecule defined by its International Nonproprietary Name
The draft guidance describes FDA's proposal that all biological products bear a nonproprietary name
that includes a manufacturer-specific FDA-designated suffix.