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Pharmaceutical Industry Acronyms

Posted on: 06 Jul 15


Pharmaceutical Industry Acronyms


AABB American Association of Blood Banks
AACP American College of Clinical Pharmacology
AADA Abbreviated Antibiotic Drug Application
AAMC Association of American Medical Colleges
AAPP American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians
AAPS American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
ABP Association Pharmaceutique Belge
ABPI Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
ACE adverse clinical event
ACPU Association of Clinical Pharmacology Units
ACRP Association of Clinical Research Professionals, formerly Associates in Clinical Pharmacology
ACT Applied Clinical Trials magazine
AD antidepressant
Alzheimer’s disease
ADME absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (pharmacokinetic processes)
ADR adverse drug reaction
AE adverse event
AERS Adverse Event Reporting System
AFMR American Federation for Medical Research
AICRC Association of Independent Clinical Research Contractors
AMA American Medical Association
ANDA Abbreviated New Drug Application
ANDA Abbreviated New Drug Application
APhA American Pharmaceutical Association
API active pharmaceutical ingredient
ARO academic research organization
ASCPT American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
BARQA British Association of Research Quality Assurance
BCE beneficial clinical event
BDPA Bureau of Drug Policy and Administration (China)
BIO Biotechnology Industry Organization
BIRA British Institute of Regulatory Affairs
BrAPP British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians
CAPRA Canadian Association of Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs
CDM clinical data management
CMC Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls
CME continuing medical education
 CNS Central Nervous System
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 
CPM Clinical Project Manager
CPMP Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products
CRA Clinical Research Associate
CRF Case Report Form
CRO contract research organization
CSM Committee on Safety of Medicines
CTA Clinical Trials Assistant
CTC Clinical Trial Certificate
CTL Clinical Team Leader
CTM Clinical Trial Manager
CTX Clinical Trial Certificate of Exemption
DBDD Double Blind Double Dummy
EMEA Europe Middle East and Africa
FCPA Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
FDA Food and Drug Administration
GCP Good Clinical Practice
GI Gastro Intestinal
GMP Good Manufacturing Practice
HLM Healthcare Liaison Manager
IDB Investigators’ Drug Brochure
IREC Independent Research Ethics Committee
KAM Key Account Manager
MAA Marketing Authorisation Approval
MHRA Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
MREC Main Research Ethics Committee
NCE New Chemical Entity
NICE National Institute of Clinical Excellence
P Pharmacy Only Medicine
PIL Patient Information Leaflet
PMS Post Marketing Surveillance
POM Prescription Only Medicine
PPRS Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme
PR Public Relations
QA Quality Assurance
QC Quality Control
R&D Research and Development
SAE Serious Adverse Event
SAMM Safety Assessment of Marketed Medicines
SCRA Senior Clinical Research Associate
SDV Source Data Varification
SOP Standard Operating Procedure


Mike Wood - Pharmiweb editor

Last updated on: 06/07/2015 16:53:47

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