Upon publication the adoption statement is published in the United States Adopted Name (USAN) Drug Finder.
Following the INN review, and if all goes well with the proposed name, is the adoption of a USAN. Per standard USAN policy, adoptions occur the last Wednesday of each month.
A letter and adoption statement formally notifies the applicant that the negotiation has been completed and a USAN assigned. A firm may begin using a USAN when it receives an adoption statement. There is no need to wait until publication, which would normally occur 60 days later.