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Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)

RxNorm Release Notes

November Release - 11/06/2017

This release of RxNorm is consistent with the 2017AB 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
DrugBank DRUGBANK DRUGBANK5.0_2017_09_27
Gold Standard Drug Database GS GS_2017_09_28
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) MSH MSH2018_2017_08_11
Multum MediSource Lexicon MMSL MMSL_2017_10_01
Micromedex RED BOOK MMX MMX_2017_09_25
FDA Structured Product Labels MTHSPL MTHSPL_2017_10_27
FDB MedKnowledge (formerly NDDF Plus) NDDF NDDF_2017_09_27
Veterans Health Administration National Drug File - Reference Terminology NDFRT NDFRT_2017_11_06
NDFRT FDASPL relationships NDFRT_FDASPL NDFRT_FDASPL_2017_11_06
NDFRT FMTSME relationships NDFRT_FMTSME NDFRT_FMTSME_2017_11_06

*Reminder: As of October 2017, Medi-Span data will not be included in the RxNorm or UMLS releases. If you have questions, please contact: medispan-support@wolterskluwer.com.

The following sources have not been updated in this release:

Source NameSABVersion
Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System ATC ATC_2017
Vaccines Administered CVX CVX_2017_08_25
CMS Formulary Reference File MTHCMSFRF MTHCMSFRF_2014
US Edition of SNOMED CT (drug information) SNOMEDCT_US SNOMEDCT_US_2017_07_31
Veterans Health Administration National Drug File VANDF VANDF_2017_08_24

Data Changes

Qualitative Distinction
Please see the Technical Documentation for an explanation of Qualitative Distinctions (QDs), which first appeared in the August monthly release.

Here are the new concepts with QDs in the November release:

RxCUITTYString
833710 SBD Matrix Delivery 24 HR tramadol hydrochloride 100 MG Extended Release Oral Tablet [Ryzolt]
833712 SBD Matrix Delivery 24 HR tramadol hydrochloride 200 MG Extended Release Oral Tablet [Ryzolt]
833714 SBD Matrix Delivery 24 HR tramadol hydrochloride 300 MG Extended Release Oral Tablet [Ryzolt]
1946525 SCD Matrix Delivery 24 HR tramadol hydrochloride 100 MG Extended Release Oral Tablet
1946527 SCD Matrix Delivery 24 HR tramadol hydrochloride 200 MG Extended Release Oral Tablet
1946529 SCD Matrix Delivery 24 HR tramadol hydrochloride 300 MG Extended Release Oral Tablet

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 November release contains the following new attribute value to match the QD strings found in the SCD and SBD normalized names:

  • Matrix Delivery

Data Counts

Term Type or AttributeNumber
Active GPCKs374
Active BPCKs444
Active SCDs18243
Active SBDs10456
Active RXNORM MINs3960
Active RXNORM INs11500
Active RXNORM PINs2710
Active RXNORM BNs6096
Active RXNORM DFs116
Obsolete GPCKs167
Obsolete BPCKs142
Obsolete SCDs16898
Obsolete SBDs10576
Obsolete RXNORM MINs0
Obsolete RXNORM INs0
Obsolete RXNORM PINs0
Obsolete RXNORM BNs9961
Obsolete RXNORM DFs59
Editor-suppressed SCDs1702
Editor-suppressed SBDs1366
SAB=RXNORM NDCs229401
Distinct SAB=RXNORM NDCs229401