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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