Monday, August 24, 2009

What Is Drug's Generic Code

Generic Names
Every drug is assigned a generic name for unique identification. The generic name is assigned by the manufacturer of that drug after getting the approval from United Sates Approved Name Council. Generic drugs are often derived form the chemical name of the drug, such as Acetaminophen is derived from its chemical name, N-(4-hydroxyphenyl) acetamide. Generic name is also known as non-proprietary name of the drug. Generic names are the official names of the drugs and used by the medical professionals to identify them.