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Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)

2012AB Master Drug Data Base Source Information

Web site:
http://www.medispan.com/master-drug-database.aspx

Authority
Medi-Span® maintains the Master Drug Data Base. Medi-Span is a part of Wolters Kluwer Health, provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.

Purpose
Master Drug Data Base provides comprehensive and current drug information from a single source.

Description
Master Drug Data Base provides pricing and descriptive drug information on name brand, generic, prescription and OTC medications, and herbal products. It includes industry standard identifiers for all brand and generic drugs on the market including National Drug Code (NDC), Universal Product Code (UPC) and Health Related Item (HRI) numbers.

Master Drug Data Base contains names and pricing for over 200,000 drug products and supply items.

Metathesaurus Scope
The Metathesaurus version of Master Drug Data Base includes only clinical drugs.

The Metathesaurus representation of Master Drug Data Base has approximately 13,105 clinical drugs.

Audience
Master Drug Data Base is used by pharmacists, pharmaceutical manufacturers, health care professionals, and payers.

Update Frequency
Master Drug Data Base is updated daily.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
Master Drug Data Base is updated in each Metathesaurus release as part of RxNorm.

Sites Consulted

  1. Medi-Span®. Indianapolis (IN): Medi-Span®. Master Drug Data Base v2.5 (MDDB®); [cited 2008 Sep 29].Available from: http://www.medispan.com/master-drug-database.aspx