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Classification Committee

Theresa Ormiston (Managing Chair)
Anthony Palkovic (Co-Chair PBIRG)
Pfizer - USA
Gregory Senac (Co-Chair EphMRA) Pierre-Fabre Medicament - France
Marilena Lauriola
MSD - Italy
Nicola Friend
AstraZeneca - UK
Mokhtar Diallo Sanofi - France
Rainer Deuter
Norgine - Germany
Philip Reynolds
James Street
Specialist Adviser - USA
Yuichi Eto
Takeda, Japan - Special Japanese Liaison Associate
Martin Molthagen Lilly - Germany
Joao Saraiva Astellas - UK
Monika Vogelmann Daiichi Sankyo - Germany


  • Developing and improving the Anatomical Classification system in line with changes in pharmaceutical markets
  • Providing information to ensure the correct classification of products in secondary data supplier services
  • Responding to requests on classification issues from users of the system
  • Liaising with the WHO to ensure that the two classification systems converge rather than diverge
  • Communicating changes to PBIRG (minutes, exchange of information, etc.)
  • Conducting a survey of EphMRA & PBIRG on proposed changes to the classification system
  • Reconciliation of differences of opinions in the classification of products.

Hear more about the Classification Committee from the Chair: Theresa Ormiston

NEW! Apprentice Opportunity on Classification Committee (for pharma members) - read on. Please use the Application Form.

Comparison of the WHO ATC Classification - uploaded June 2017

Who we are, What we Do - 2016 Booklet.  Click here for a slide deck overview (Jan 2017).

Summary of ATC Activities: (quarterly update - available in the members area via log in - Committees - ATC Summary documents)

ATC 2018

ATC 2018 - Guidelines

ATC 2018 - Changes Highlighted

ATC 2018 - Changed classes

ATC 2018 - Summary of Class Code Changes


ATC 2017

ATC 2017 - Guidelines

ATC 2017 - Changes highlighted

ATC 2017 - Changed classes

ATC 2017 - Summary of Class Code Changes

The Committee welcomes requests for class changes - please click here and you will find an on-line form to complete to request a change. this goes through to the Committee who will then contact you.

ATC Change Request

Change Request Guidelines

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