New WHO ‘School of INN’ to strengthen International Nonproprietary Names for medicines and promote a level playing field
1 OCTOBER 2019 – WHO launches the School of INN (International Non-proprietary Names). INNs are global names for medicines. They provide one reference generic name for each individual medicine that comes to market. Since 1953, the World Health Organization has named over 10 000 medicines.
The School of INN is an online platform where students of pharmacy and medicine, health professionals, scientists, drug regulators, industry, international organizations and civil society can follow short course modules and learn more about the science of drug nomenclature and what INNs do in practice.
For more information go to https://www.who.int/medicines/news/2019/school-of-INN-launch/en/