British Approved Names
British Approved Names are short, distinctive names, selected in accordance with the Guiding Principles for substances which have systematic chemical or other scientific names which are too complex for general use.
British Approved Names (BAN) 2012 provides the most up-to-date details of these names. It consolidates the drug names included in BAN 2007, with the 57 names published in its four supplements. It also incorporates a further 70 recommended International Nonproprietary Names which have been adopted as British Approved Names. BAN 2012 becomes legally effective on 1 January 2012.
Access BAN online
BAN is also available online to customers of the BP, for an additional subscription fee. To access BAN online you will first need to set up your online access to the BP. To do this you will need to register at Single User Registration using the product id provided with your print edition. Once you have done so you can purchase your subscription to the online edition of BAN for £150.