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Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)

RxNorm Release Notes

November Release - 11/07/2016

This release of RxNorm is consistent with the 2016AB UMLS Metathesaurus release. For additional information about RxNorm releases, including scripts for loading the RxNorm data into Oracle and MySQL databases, read the RxNorm technical documentation.

Sources

The following sources have been updated since the previous RxNorm release:

Source NameSABVersion
Gold Standard Drug Database GS GS_2016_09_28
Medi-Span Master Drug Data Base MDDB MDDB_2016_09_28
Multum MediSource Lexicon MMSL MMSL_2016_10_01
Micromedex RED BOOK MMX MMX_2016_09_26
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) MSH MSH2017_2016_08_12
FDA Structured Product Labels MTHSPL MTHSPL_2016_10_28
FDB MedKnowledge (formerly NDDF Plus) NDDF NDDF_2016_09_28
Veterans Health Administration National Drug File - Reference Terminology NDFRT NDFRT_2016_11_07
NDFRT FDASPL relationships NDFRT_FDASPL NDFRT_FDASPL_2016_11_07
NDFRT FMTSME relationships NDFRT_FMTSME NDFRT_FMTSME_2016_11_07
Veterans Health Administration National Drug File VANDF VANDF_2016_09_23

 

The following sources have not been updated in this release:

Source NameSABVersion
Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System ATC ATC_2016
CMS Formulary Reference File MTHCMSFRF MTHCMSFRF_2014
US Edition of SNOMED CT (drug information) SNOMEDCT_US SNOMEDCT_US_2016_07_31

Data Changes

This release includes many changes to dose forms for injectable products as part of the ongoing prescribable names (TTY=PSN) work.

Data Counts

Term Type or AttributeNumber
Active GPCKs372
Active BPCKs422
Active SCDs18851
Active SBDs10660
Active RXNORM MINs3983
Active RXNORM INs11164
Active RXNORM PINs2595
Active RXNORM BNs6287
Active RXNORM DFs117
  
Obsolete GPCKs142
Obsolete BPCKs129
Obsolete SCDs16240
Obsolete SBDs10180
Obsolete RXNORM MINs0
Obsolete RXNORM INs0
Obsolete RXNORM PINs0
Obsolete RXNORM BNs9631
Obsolete RXNORM DFs56
Editor-suppressed SCDs1572
Editor-suppressed SBDs1325
Source-asserted NDCs1228439
Distinct source-asserted NDCs579416
SAB=RXNORM NDCs220911
Distinct SAB=RXNORM NDCs220911