(Invented) Name Review Group

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The (Invented) Name Review Group (NRG) was established by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) to perform reviews of the (invented) names of medicinal products being assessed by the Agency.

The group's main role is to consider whether the (invented) name proposed by a product's manufacturer could create a public-health concern or potential safety risk. This forms part of the Agency’s role in evaluating the safety of medicinal products in the centralised marketing authorisation procedure. In particular, the (invented) name should not:

  • convey misleading therapeutic or pharmaceutical connotations;
  • be misleading with respect to the composition of the product;
  • be liable to cause confusion with the (invented) name of an existing medicinal product in print, handwriting or speech.

The group's responsibilities also include updating the relevant guideline on the acceptability of invented names.

Mandate and rules of procedure

Composition

The NRG is composed of representatives from Member States and is chaired by an Agency representative. Representatives of the European Commission and the Agency secretariat also participate in the work of the group. Other relevant experts, such as from the World Health Organization (WHO), are consulted on a case-by-case basis.

Members

Below (in alphabetical order of surname) are the current attendees and contact points of the NRG. The members' declarations of interests are available in the European expert list.

Attendees

  • Adrian Evans
  • Donatella Gramaglia
  • Eszter Horvath
  • Kristina Bech Jensen
  • Ursula Ladstaedter
  • Sophie Lalaude
  • Magdalena Leszczynska
  • Dina Lopes
  • María Luisa Martinez Mora
  • Marina Popescu
  • Antoine Sawaya
  • Alexios Skarlatos (Chair)
  • Dino Soumpasis
  • Mette Tranholm
  • Dominique Westphal
  • Dovilė Zacharkienė

Contact Points

  • Michalis Antoniou
  • Margareta Bego
  • Anne Hasle Buur
  • Maija Cirkina
  • Helen Corns
  • Adrian Evans
  • Astrid Holager Fidjeland
  • Daniela Frangiosa
  • Lauren Gallagher
  • Kevin Gauci
  • Jacqueline Genoux-Hames
  • Donatella Gramaglia
  • Catherine Griffin
  • Katharina Hoenigl
  • Patience Holland
  • Eszter Horvath
  • Sara Jagric Munih
  • Petra Jamnik
  • Kristina Bech Jensen
  • Theis Moeslund Jensen
  • Trine Jensen
  • Gertrud Jezovith
  • Ciara Kirke
  • Theoni Kousteni
  • Ursula Ladstaedter
  • Kairi Laius
  • Sophie Lalaude
  • Valerie Lescrainier
  • Magdalena Leszczynska
  • Dina Lopes
  • María Luisa Martinez Mora
  • Yana Miteva
  • Daniela Nicolescu
  • Anna Ondruchova
  • Brynjar Orvarsson
  • Marina Popescu
  • Wendy Pragt
  • Pawel Radomski
  • Ylva Satrell
  • Dino Soumpasis
  • Eva Sulejova
  • Heili Tikk
  • Mette Toftegaard Madsen
  • Veera Torkko
  • Mette Tranholm
  • Dominique Westphal
  • Valerie Willox
  • Dovilė Zacharkienė