C and EN Associate Editor Carmen Drahl explained that until 1961 there was no standard for assigning drugs generic names
, which are different from brand names like Tamiflu (oseltamivir), Nexium (esomeprazole) and Herceptin (trastuzumab).
The generic name
is preoccupied by Tanna Distant 1905 (Insecta, Homoptera, Cicadidae) (Distant 1905:61).
Permission for the use of new generic names
for manufactured fibers if the name and fiber are recognized by an "international standards-setting organization.
When a fiber is created that is significantly different from those that have already been listed, the FTC must either provide a new generic name
and definition for the fiber or expand one of the current definitions to include the new fiber.
We define a generic as a product, which is an officially approved copy of an original product whose patent has expired, marketed either as a brand or using the generic name
today announced that Mucodyne, generic name
Carbocisteine is effective for preventing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
PepZin GI has been used in Japan for over a decade as an ulcer-healing drug under the generic name
Since Nissan began importing pickups to the United States in 1959, when it was known here as Datsun, it has simply called the little haulers by their generic name
or a numeric designation (the first was called the Datsun 1000).
Glipizide is the generic name
for "Glucotrol"(A), a widely prescribed medication.
FDA announced the approval of FTC (brand name Emtriva, generic name
emtricitabine, former brand name Coviracil[TM]) on July 2, 2003.
In September, the FDA said mifepristone, the generic name
for RU-486, was approvable as a safe and effective way to end pregnancies up to seven weeks.
The United States Adopted Names (USAN) Council previously pimagedine as the generic name
Users can also search for products by manufacturer, NDC, trade and generic name
, and by Medi-Span's generic product identifier (GPI) therapeutic classification system.
If you want to search for a drug, the generic name
is usually the best--although you might want to try other names as well.
The company has 30 days in which to request a hearing on why terfenadine, the generic name
of Seldane, should not be taken off the market.