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What investigational drug names are used in clinical study listings

Clinical study listings may use one or more names for the same investigational drug. All investigational drugs have a registry name and an assigned number, for example, BMS-123456.


In early development, an investigational drug may be called by its chemical type. The investigational drug may also have what's called a generic or compound name.

Once an investigational drug is approved, it will receive a brand name, the name by which the drug is marketed and how people may know it. The drug name appears as "BRAND (generic)."