Naming human medicines
- Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
- Part of:
- How to reclassify your medicine and Patient safety
- 23 December 2009
Guidance on naming human medicines, including Braille requirements for the name on the product label.
PDF, 235KB, 20 pages
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This Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) guidance for the pharmaceutical industry selecting or constructing a product name covers:
- the criteria used to assess the suitability of invented names
- additional criteria used to assess the suitability of invented names for non-prescription medicines
- criteria used in assessing the suitability of qualifiers/abbreviations
- criteria used in assessing the acceptability of umbrella segments of product names
- criteria for the generic naming of medicines, international non-proprietary names or common name
Published: 23 December 2009