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This is a list of the most frequently encountered acronyms associated with the pharmaceutical

AAMC Association of American Medical Colleges
AAPP American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians
AAPS American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
ABPI Association for the British Pharmaceutical Industry
ACE Adverse clinical event
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Issue 29: Spring 2018

The Business Applications of Pharmacoeconomics:
a guide to resources

Table of Contents

Industry codes
Selected Book Titles
Representative Journal Articles
Conferences, Papers, and Proceedings
Current Legislation
LC Subject Headings

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ACPE Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
APhA American Pharmaceutical Association
GMP Good Manufacturing Practice
CBA Cost-benefit analysis
CEA Cost-effective analysis
CGMPs Current good manufacturing practices for dietary supplements
CMA Cost-minimization analysis
CUA Cost-utility analysis
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FTC Federal Trade Commission
GMP Good Manufacturing Practice
ISPOR International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
MHRA Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
NF National formulary
NCE New Chemical Entities
NDA New Drug Application
OTC Over the counter
PPRS Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme
R&D Research and Development
SAE Serious Adverse Event
USAN The United States adopted name.
USP U.S. Pharmacopeia. The specific formula for substances that go into most modern medicines


The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system was established by the U.S. Government to provide a uniform means for collecting, presenting, and analyzing economic data. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), adopted in 1997 by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, replaced SIC system and is the new standard for economic data. Please see our Guide to Industry Research to learn more about industry classification codes.

SIC Code 2833.  Medicinal Chemicals and Botanical Products
NAICS Code 325411.  Medicinal and Botanical Manufacturing.

SIC Code 2834.  Pharmaceutical Preparations.
NAICS Code 325412.
 Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing.

SIC Code 2835.  In vitro and in vivo diagnostic substances.
NAICS Code 325412
  Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing;
NAICS Code 325413
 In Vitro Diagnostic Substance Manufacturing.

SIC Code 2836.  Biological products, except diagnostic substances.
NAICS Code 325414.  Biological Product (Except Diagnostic) Manufacturing.

Last updated: 03/14/2018

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