EphMRA Anatomical Classification (ATC and NFC)
The Anatomical Classification
of Pharmaceutical Products has been developed and maintained by the
European Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Association (EphMRA) and
is therefore the intellectual property of this Association.
EphMRA's Classification Committee prepares
the guidelines for this classification system and takes care for
new entries, changes and improvements in consultation with the
product's manufacturer. 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.
The EphMRA NFC Committee maintains an
international uniformity of the coding structure for the audits and
the databases. It is also important that the classification system
remains consistent, easy to understand and simple to use.