British Approved Names (BAN)

The BP also publishes the British Approved Names (BAN) book. A British Approved Name is the official, non-proprietary, or generic name given to a pharmaceutical substance, as defined in the British Pharmacopoeia (BP).

Find out more on our dedicated About BAN Page 

The BAN includes

- the official pronunciation guide

- systematic name

- molecular formula

- molecular structure

- CAS registry number

- pharmacological action and/or medicinal use

BAN online

British Approved Names (BAN) online - £150

Personal access to the British Approved Names (BAN) online for one named person for the period of one year. Once your purchase is complete you will be issued unique claim tokens via email to claim or share with your intended user.

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BP 2024 Online and BAN - £1,075

Personal access to the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2024 for one named Person. With this licence you will also receive access to the BP Archive which includes all editions since BP 2014. Access will expire on 31st March 2025.

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BP 2024 Online, BP Archive and BAN - £1,225

Personal access to the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) 2024 online for one named person. With this licence you will also receive access to the BP Archive and British Approved Names (BAN). Our archive includes all editions since BP 2014. Access will expire on the 31st March 2025.

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BAN Print 

BAN 2022 main edition (printed) - £150

  • Published 1st August 2021
  • A printed edition

BAN 2022 supplement no. 1 (printed) - £20

  • Published 1st August 2022
  • A printed edition
  • Includes details of names that have been issued since the publication of BAN 2022

BAN 2022 supplement no. 2 (printed) - £20

  • Published 1st August 2023
  • A printed edition
  • Includes details of names that have been issued since the publication of BAN 2022