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Names Under Consideration

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USAN Council's statement on the use of USAN as domain names is that a name published by the United States Adopted Names (USAN) Program in the USP Dictionary of USAN and International Nonproprietary Names, and on the United States Adopted Names website shall be the effective equivalent of an intellectual property right for the relevant entities.

Visit United States Adopted Names FAQ to learn more. 

Comments or protests should be addressed to Stephanie Shubat, USAN program director, American Medical Association, 330 North Wabash Ave., Suite 39300, Chicago, Illinois 60611, or via email: [email protected].

In order to ensure your "under consideration" USAN domain name is available, you should consider purchasing the .com, .net and .org domain names of the USAN under consideration. The optimal time to do this is when you receive the letter from the USAN Program informing you of the USAN Council's naming decision.

The following names for the drugs described are "under consideration" by the USAN Council:

December 2016

prandinetant: treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

nomacalis: treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome and Guillain-Barre syndrome

November 2016

pragatermin: treatment of stem cell transplantation, cancer immunotherapy and radioprotection

proxaltra: treatment of ocular inflammation

October 2016

difamilast: treatment of atopic dermatitis

reldesemtiv: treatment of spinal muscular atrophy

valtramiprosate: reatment of Alzheimer’s disease

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