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February 16, 1963

Council on Drugs

JAMA. 1963;183(7):584-587. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03700070112012

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Abstract

List No. 16 

New Names  The following nonproprietary names for the drugs described have been adopted by the American Medical Association-United States Pharmacopeia Nomenclature Committee in cooperation with the respective manufacturers. The designation USAN (United States Adopted Name) has been recently coined to distinguish these formally adopted nonproprietary names from other names. Adoption of such names does not imply endorsement of the products involved by the AMA Council on Drugs or the USP.In some instances, the drugs listed are available only from the manufacturer to properly qualified investigators for clinical study.The AMA-USP Nomenclature Committee has adopted the following style to be used in designating drugs containing radioactive atoms:

  • TOLPOVIDONE I 131

  • ROSE BENGAL I 131

  • CYANOCOBALAMIN Co 60

  • POTASSIUM BROMIDE Br 82

Only formally adopted nonproprietary names are to be used to designate the molecule possessing radioactivity. The atomic symbol and atomic weight for the radioactive isotope are

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