Q: The agency in the United States responsible for selecting appropriate nonproprietary names for drugs is the

(a) :  AMA
(b) :  APhA
(c) :  FDA
(d) :  USAN
(e) :  USP
Answer:  USAN
Explanation:  The United States Adopted Names (USAN) Council establishes nonproprietary drug names. The Council is jointly sponsored by the AMA, United States Pharmacopoeial Convention, and the APhA. Because the USAN is not an official government agency, the chosen names are not formally recognized until they are published in the Federal Register.

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