USAN Council Meeting Summaries
United States Adopted Names Council
Friday, July 12, 2013
American Medical Association
The 2013 Summer Meeting of the United States Adopted Names (USAN) Council was held Friday, July 12, 2013 at the American Medical Association Headquarters in Chicago. The topics discussed at this meeting included general USAN activities and policies, issues relating to drug nomenclature, and proposed USAN reviews and recommendations.
All members of the USAN Council were in attendance, as well as the members of the USAN Program staff housed at the AMA. Additional observers were present from the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) International Nonproprietary Name (INN) Program.
The following items were discussed:
USANC 10 year service recognition of Council FDA representative: David B. Lewis, PhD.
Negotiation stats showed a steady flow in adoptions and slight decline in new submissions.
USAN Program activities discussed included statistical reports on active negotiations, cumulative adopted names, and USAN participation in the INN Program.
34 negotiations were discussed: three revisions, eleven biologics, ten multiple round, nine new negotiations, and one deferred.
WHO-INN nomenclature and USAN-sponsored applications
USAN sponsored 31 percent of the new INN applications discussed (22 USAN-sponsored applications). There were minor changes to 10 USAN Council recommended names.
New stems: six approved by the Council, eleven stems revised.
Revised stems and definitions: twenty approved by the Council.
Proposed stem deletions: five approved by the Council.
New modifier: one approved by the Council.
New cross references for substems discussed.
Website statistics included average site views per month, year-to-date totals and average time viewed.
Medication error issues
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Medication Errors Reporting Program covering November 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013 and cumulative data since May 1, 2002 was discussed.
USP representative provided information pertaining to USP activities.