The Anatomical Classification of Pharmaceutical Products has been developed and maintained by the European Pharmaceutical Market Research Association (EphMRA) and is therefore the intellectual property of this Association.
EphMRA's Classification Committee prepares the Guidelines for this classification system and manages new entries, changes and improvements in consultation with pharmaceutical companies. The contents of the Anatomical Classification of Pharmaceutical Products remain the copyright to EphMRA. Permission for use need not be sought and no fee is required. We would appreciate, however, the acknowledgement of EphMRA Copyright in publications etc.
Users of this classification system should keep in mind that Pharmaceutical markets can be segmented according to numerous criteria.
Application for Changes to EphMRA/PBIRG Anatomical Classification System - a form can be completed on-line to request classification changes.
ATC 2017 - Guidelines
ATC 2017 - Changes highlighted
ATC 2017 - Changed classes
ATC 2017 - Summary of Class Code Changes
ATC 2016 - Guidelines
ATC 2016 - Changes Highlighted
ATC 2016 - Changed Classes
ATC 2016 - Summary of Class Code Changes
Booklet providing details of the ATC Committee and its work - Who we Are What we Do 2016 booklet
Comparison of WHO ATC Classification with PBIRG/EphMRA Anatomical Classification - WHO ATC Classification 2017 - uploaded July 2017
Summary of ATC Activities: (quarterly update - available in the members area via log in - Committees - Committee Resources)