International Non-proprietary Name

An International Non-proprietary Name (INN) is an official generic name given to a pharmaceutical compound. INNs facilitate communication by providing a standard name for each substance in the market with more than one brand name. Each INN is a unique name that is globally recognised and is public property. A Non-proprietary Name is also known as a generic name. Examples of INNs are: ibuprofen, mefloquine, and diazepam.

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