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    Default Generic Drug Names

    I almost put this in the Handmade Gallery, but then sobered up. ;)

    Who Names the Generics?

    How do I get in on this racket?
     

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    Thanks for posting. As a healthcare provider, I've wondered where the names come from. Now I have an answer!
     

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    better than calling something LY2189265 or LA GLP1-RA as in the original studies.
    (trulicity aka dulaglutide)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by vertical_doug View Post
    better than calling something LY2189265 or LA GLP1-RA as in the original studies.
    (trulicity aka dulaglutide)
    No doubt. But is Trulicity a drug, a Teen Vampire RomCom, a Blockchain company, or a dating website? :)
     

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    Not mentioned, and I hope I recall this correctly 40+ years later, is that USAN names are somehow derived from IUPAC names (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry).

    Chemical name -> generic name -> brand name.
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    Interesting article. If you wonder where the -mab suffix comes from in drug names, it's from Monoclonal Antibody (Monoclonal antibody - Wikipedia). Also the name for anti-depressant Zoloft comes from some company marketing genius imagining a therapy session with Sigmund Freud where he tries to relax his patient by saying: "Zoooo, Loft"

    For some drug naming humour, here is the Canadian comedy group Kids in the Hall:
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