The ‘Americanisation’ of drug names

Many drug ingredient names will be changed from April 2016 to reflect international standards, the TGA has announced. In many cases this will involve only minor spelling differences such as dropping the ‘Oe’ from oestradiol to estradiol and replace “g’ with “d’ as in from lignocaine to lidocaine. Or the ‘p’ replaced with ‘f’, such as ...

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