Publishing INN Lists
All newly selected names are published, after informing the originator of the request in the journal WHO Drug Information. Two proposed and two recommended lists are published per year. The lists are trilingual, in English, French and Spanish, and include Latin INNs.
All INNs are published in a cumulative list of INNs *, which is updated periodically and includes INNs in Latin, English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian, as well as reference to other common names. At present, more than 8,000 INNs have been published.
Other Publications and Documents
"Guidance on the establishment of new INN stems”, Spring 2007
The use of stems in the selection of International Nonproprietary Names (INN) for pharmaceutical substances 2011 (Stem Book 2011)
Addendum to Stem Book 2011 (October 2012)
Pre-stems: Suffixes used in the selection of INNs (October 2012)
INN for biological and biotechnological substances (a review) - 2012
- International nomenclature and gene therapy products
International Nonproprietary Names (INN) working group meeting on nomenclature for monoclonal antibodies (mAb)
INN for pharmaceutical substances: Names for radicals, groups & others comprehensive list 2012
International Nonproprietary Names Modified