Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)
RxNorm Release Notes
February Release - 2/05/2018
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.
The following source versions in bold have been updated since the previous RxNorm release:
|Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System||ATC||ATC_2018|
|Gold Standard Drug Database||GS||GS_2018_01_02|
|Multum MediSource Lexicon||MMSL||MMSL_2018_01_01|
|Micromedex RED BOOK||MMX||MMX_2018_01_01|
|Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)||MSH||MSH2018_2017_08_11|
|CMS Formulary Reference File||MTHCMSFRF||MTHCMSFRF_2014|
|FDA Structured Product Labels||MTHSPL||MTHSPL_2018_01_25|
|FDB MedKnowledge (formerly NDDF Plus)||NDDF||NDDF_2018_01_03|
|Veterans Health Administration National Drug File - Reference Terminology||NDFRT||NDFRT_2018_02_05|
|NDFRT FDASPL relationships||NDFRT_FDASPL||NDFRT_FDASPL_2018_02_05|
|NDFRT FMTSME relationships||NDFRT_FMTSME||NDFRT_FMTSME_2018_02_05|
|US Edition of SNOMED CT (drug information)||SNOMEDCT_US||SNOMEDCT_US_2017_07_31|
|Veterans Health Administration National Drug File||VANDF||VANDF_2017_12_27|
*Reminder: As of October 2017, Medi-Span data will not be included in the RxNorm or UMLS releases. If you have questions, please contact: email@example.com.
The February full monthly release of RxNorm contains the last expected version of the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) National Drug File-Reference Terminology (NDF-RT).
The new Medication Reference Terminology (MED-RT) will be the evolutionary successor to the VHA’s NDF-RT. Both are formal ontological representations of medication terminology, pharmacologic classifications, and asserted authoritative relationships between them.
The VHA plans to cease publication of NDF-RT and begin releasing MED-RT in its place in the first quarter of 2018, with the anticipated first release of MED-RT to be March 5th. The last release of NDF-RT is planned to be February 2018 which will be in the February RxNorm release and will remain in the RxNorm full monthly releases for at least six months. There are no plans to include MED-RT in RxNorm; however, MED-RT will be included in the UMLS Metathesaurus along with RxNorm and its source vocabularies.
In preparation for the planned upcoming release of MED-RT on March 5th, three MED-RT webinars or training videos have been created by J P Systems, Inc. This series of webinars is intended to help NDF-RT users make the transition to MED-RT.
Here are the links (YouTube) to the three MED-RT Webinars:
- Medication Reference Terminology (MED-RT) Overview Webinar
- Medication Reference Terminology Concept Types and Relationships Webinar
- Navigating MED-RT Webinar
If there are any questions about the webinars, please email Medrt@jpsys.com.
|Term Type or Attribute||Number|
|Active RXNORM MINs||3970|
|Active RXNORM INs||11636|
|Active RXNORM PINs||2733|
|Active RXNORM BNs||6052|
|Active RXNORM DFs||116|
|Obsolete RXNORM MINs||0|
|Obsolete RXNORM INs||0|
|Obsolete RXNORM PINs||0|
|Obsolete RXNORM BNs||10025|
|Obsolete RXNORM DFs||59|
|Distinct SAB=RXNORM NDCs||237189|