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Pharmaceutical Abbreviations

Posted on: 31 Oct 05


For those new to the industry, a quick round up of the common abbreviations and what they stand for might be useful....
ABPI Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry ADME Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion ADR Adverse Drug Reaction AE Adverse Event CPMP Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products CRF Case Report Form CSM Committee on Safety of Medicines CTC Clinical Trial Certificate CTX Clinical Trial Certificate of Exemption DBDD Double Blind Double Dummy EMEA European Medicines Evaluation Agency FDA Food and Drug Administration GCP Good Clinical Practice GMP Good Manufacturing Practice IDB Investigators’ Drug Brochure IEC Independent Research Ethics Committee 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 POM Prescription Only Medicine PPRS Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme PMS Post Marketing Surveillance QA Quality Assurance QC Quality Control SAE Serious Adverse Advent SDV Source Data Verification SOP Standard Operating Procedure SAMM Safety Assessment of Marketed Medicines Provided by: Only Medics Recruitment
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