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Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)

RxNorm Release Notes

August Release - 08/07/2017

This release of RxNorm is consistent with the 2017AA 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
Vaccines Administered CVX CVX_2017_06_30
DrugBank DRUGBANK DRUGBANK5.0_2017_06_26
Gold Standard Drug Database GS GS_2017_07_05
Medi-Span Master Drug Data Base MDDB MDDB_2017_06_28
Multum MediSource Lexicon MMSL MMSL_2017_07_01
Micromedex RED BOOK MMX MMX_2017_07_03
FDA Structured Product Labels MTHSPL MTHSPL_2017_07_21
FDB MedKnowledge (formerly NDDF Plus) NDDF NDDF_2017_07_05
Veterans Health Administration National Drug File VANDF VANDF_2017_06_22

 

The following sources have not been updated in this release:

Source NameSABVersion
Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System ATC ATC_2017
CMS Formulary Reference File MTHCMSFRF MTHCMSFRF_2014
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) MSH MSH2017_2017_02_14
Veterans Health Administration National Drug File - Reference Terminology NDFRT NDFRT_2017_07_03
NDFRT FDASPL relationships NDFRT_FDASPL NDFRT_FDASPL_2017_07_03
NDFRT FMTSME relationships NDFRT_FMTSME NDFRT_FMTSME_2017_07_03
US Edition of SNOMED CT (drug information) SNOMEDCT_US SNOMEDCT_US_2017_01_31

Data Changes

Influenza Vaccines Added
This release includes over 15 new SBD concepts for 2017-2018 flu vaccines.

Here are the new SBD flu vaccine concepts in the August release:

RXCUITTYString
1928307SBD0.5 ML influenza A virus A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza A virus A/Singapore/GP1908/2015 (H1N1) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Brisbane/60/2008 antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Phuket/3073/2013 antigen 0.03 MG/ML Prefilled Syringe [Fluarix Quadrivalent 2017-2018]
1928317SBD0.5 ML influenza A virus A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza A virus A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Brisbane/60/2008 antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Phuket/3073/2013 antigen 0.03 MG/ML Injection [Fluzone Quadrivalent 2017-2018]
1928329SBDinfluenza A virus A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza A virus A/Singapore/GP1908/2015 (H1N1) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Brisbane/60/2008 antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Phuket/3073/2013 antigen 0.03 MG/ML Injectable Suspension [Flulaval Quadrivalent 2017-2018]
1928332SBD0.25 ML influenza A virus A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza A virus A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Brisbane/60/2008 antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Phuket/3073/2013 antigen 0.03 MG/ML Prefilled Syringe [Fluzone Quadrivalent 2017-2018]
1928336SBD0.5 ML influenza A virus A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza A virus A/Singapore/GP1908/2015 (H1N1) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Brisbane/60/2008 antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Phuket/3073/2013 antigen 0.03 MG/ML Prefilled Syringe [Flulaval Quadrivalent 2017-2018]
1928344SBD0.5 ML influenza A virus A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) antigen 0.12 MG/ML / influenza A virus A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) antigen 0.12 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Brisbane/60/2008 antigen 0.12 MG/ML Prefilled Syringe [Fluzone 2017-2018]
1928356SBDinfluenza A virus A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza A virus A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Brisbane/60/2008 antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Phuket/3073/2013 antigen 0.03 MG/ML Injectable Suspension [Fluzone Quadrivalent 2017-2018]
1928359SBD0.5 ML influenza A virus A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza A virus A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Brisbane/60/2008 antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Phuket/3073/2013 antigen 0.03 MG/ML Prefilled Syringe [Fluzone Quadrivalent 2017-2018]
1928362SBD0.5 ML influenza A virus A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) antigen 0.09 MG/ML / influenza A virus A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) antigen 0.09 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Brisbane/60/2008 antigen 0.09 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Phuket/3073/2013 antigen 0.09 MG/ML Prefilled Syringe [Flublok Quadrivalent 2017-2018]
1928470SBD0.1 ML influenza A virus A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) antigen 0.09 MG/ML / influenza A virus A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) antigen 0.09 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Brisbane/60/2008 antigen 0.09 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Phuket/3073/2013 antigen 0.09 MG/ML Prefilled Syringe [Fluzone Quadrivalent 2017-2018]
1928537SBDinfluenza A virus A/Singapore/GP1908/2015 (H1N1) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza A virus A/Singapore/GP2050/2015 (H3N2) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Hong Kong/259/2010 antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Utah/9/2014 antigen 0.03 MG/ML Injectable Suspension [Flucelvax Quadrivalent 2017-2018]
1928540SBD0.5 ML influenza A virus A/Singapore/GP1908/2015 (H1N1) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza A virus A/Singapore/GP2050/2015 (H3N2) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Hong Kong/259/2010 antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Utah/9/2014 antigen 0.03 MG/ML Prefilled Syringe [Flucelvax Quadrivalent 2017-2018]
1928880SBD0.5 ML influenza A virus A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) antigen 0.09 MG/ML / influenza A virus A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) antigen 0.09 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Brisbane/60/2008 antigen 0.09 MG/ML Injection [Flublok 2017-2018]
1928965SBD0.5 ML influenza A virus A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza A virus A/Singapore/GP1908/2015 (H1N1) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Brisbane/60/2008 antigen 0.03 MG/ML Prefilled Syringe [Fluad 2017-2018]
1928974SBDinfluenza A virus A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza A virus A/Singapore/GP1908/2015 (H1N1) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Brisbane/60/2008 antigen 0.03 MG/ML Injectable Suspension [Fluvirin 2017-2018]
1928982SBD0.5 ML influenza A virus A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza A virus A/Singapore/GP1908/2015 (H1N1) antigen 0.03 MG/ML / influenza B virus B/Brisbane/60/2008 antigen 0.03 MG/ML Prefilled Syringe [Fluvirin 2017-2018]

Qualitative Distinction
Please see the technical documentation for an explanation of Qualitative Distinctions (QDs), which were first released in the August 2016 monthly release.

Here are the new concepts with QDs in the August 2017 release:

RXCUITTYString
1927632SBD3-Bead 24 HR Amphetamine aspartate 3.125 MG / Amphetamine Sulfate 3.125 MG / Dextroamphetamine saccharate 3.125 MG / Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 3.125 MG Extended Release Oral Capsule [Mydayis]
1927630SCD3-Bead 24 HR Amphetamine aspartate 3.125 MG / Amphetamine Sulfate 3.125 MG / Dextroamphetamine saccharate 3.125 MG / Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 3.125 MG Extended Release Oral Capsule
1927619SBD3-Bead 24 HR Amphetamine aspartate 6.25 MG / Amphetamine Sulfate 6.25 MG / Dextroamphetamine saccharate 6.25 MG / Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 6.25 MG Extended Release Oral Capsule [Mydayis]
1927617SCD3-Bead 24 HR Amphetamine aspartate 6.25 MG / Amphetamine Sulfate 6.25 MG / Dextroamphetamine saccharate 6.25 MG / Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 6.25 MG Extended Release Oral Capsule
1927639SBD3-Bead 24 HR Amphetamine aspartate 9.375 MG / Amphetamine Sulfate 9.375 MG / Dextroamphetamine saccharate 9.375 MG / Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 9.375 MG Extended Release Oral Capsule [Mydayis]
1927637SCD3-Bead 24 HR Amphetamine aspartate 9.375 MG / Amphetamine Sulfate 9.375 MG / Dextroamphetamine saccharate 9.375 MG / Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 9.375 MG Extended Release Oral Capsule
1927616SBD3-Bead 24 HR Amphetamine aspartate 12.5 MG / Amphetamine Sulfate 12.5 MG / Dextroamphetamine saccharate 12.5 MG / Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 12.5 MG Extended Release Oral Capsule [Mydayis]
1927610SCD3-Bead 24 HR Amphetamine aspartate 12.5 MG / Amphetamine Sulfate 12.5 MG / Dextroamphetamine saccharate 12.5 MG / Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 12.5 MG Extended Release Oral Capsule

For each SCD or SBD with a QD, there is an associated attribute in RXNSAT with the attribute name (ATN) of 'RXN_QUALITATIVE_DISTINCTION'. The August release contains the following new attribute value (ATV) to match the QD strings found in the SCD and SBD normalized names:

  • 3-Bead

Data Counts

Term Type or AttributeNumber
Active GPCKs373
Active BPCKs446
Active SCDs18660
Active SBDs10480
Active RXNORM MINs3949
Active RXNORM INs11439
Active RXNORM PINs2693
Active RXNORM BNs6117
Active RXNORM DFs116
  
Obsolete GPCKs162
Obsolete BPCKs135
Obsolete SCDs16415
Obsolete SBDs10454
Obsolete RXNORM MINs0
Obsolete RXNORM INs0
Obsolete RXNORM PINs0
Obsolete RXNORM BNs9888
Obsolete RXNORM DFs59
Editor-suppressed SCDs1692
Editor-suppressed SBDs1362
SAB=RXNORM NDCs224571
Distinct SAB=RXNORM NDCs224571