RxNorm Full Monthly Content Release Notes
December Release - 12/03/2018
This release of RxNorm is consistent with the 2018AB 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 sources with version names in bold have been updated since the previous RxNorm release:
|Gold Standard Drug Database||GS||GS_2018_11_01|
|Multum MediSource Lexicon||MMSL||MMSL_2018_11_01|
|Micromedex RED BOOK||MMX||MMX_2018_10_29|
|Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)||MSH||MSH2019_2018_07_31|
|FDA Structured Product Labels||MTHSPL||MTHSPL_2018_11_23|
|FDB MedKnowledge (formerly NDDF Plus)||NDDF||NDDF_2018_10_31|
|RxNorm normalized names and codes||RXNORM||RXNORM_18AB_181203F|
|USP Compendial Nomenclature||USP||USP_2018_11_20|
|Veterans Health Administration National Drug File||VANDF||VANDF_2018_11_01|
The following sources have not been updated since the previous RxNorm release:
|Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System||ATC||ATC_2018|
|CMS Formulary Reference File||MTHCMSFRF||MTHCMSFRF_2014|
|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_2018_07_31|
*Reminder: As of October 2017, Medi-Span data will not be included in the RxNorm or UMLS releases. If you have questions about Medi-Span, please contact: email@example.com.
SPL Biologic Substance Names
RxNorm now includes the FDA’s nonproprietary biologic substance names with 4 letter suffixes from the DailyMed Indexing file. These biologic product names are in the FDA Structured Product Labeling (MTHSPL) source terminology with the term type of SU (TTY = SU).
Here are examples of the MTHSPL biologic substances in RxNorm:
RxNorm includes a new ingredient term type (TTY = IN) from the Gold Standard Drug Database (GS) source terminology. Five GS term types will now be available: BD, CD, MTH_RXN_BD, MTH_RXN_CD, IN.
Here are examples of the GS ingredients in RxNorm:
NDF-RT Removed for 2019
REMINDER: The RxNorm December 2018 monthly release is the last release to include Veterans Health Administration’s National Drug File – Reference Terminology (NDF-RT). Beginning in 2019, RxNorm will no longer include NDF-RT. Please plan accordingly.
Medication Reference Terminology (MED-RT) replaces NDF-RT. There are no plans to include MED-RT in RxNorm; however, MED-RT is included in the UMLS Metathesaurus along with RxNorm and its source vocabularies. MED-RT is also included in several RxNorm API resources. For more information about MED-RT, see Introduction to MED-RT as the Replacement for NDF-RT.
|Term Type or Attribute||Number|
|Active RXNORM MINs||4004|
|Active RXNORM INs||12111|
|Active RXNORM PINs||2815|
|Active RXNORM BNs||5980|
|Active RXNORM DFs||117|
|Obsolete RXNORM MINs||0|
|Obsolete RXNORM INs||0|
|Obsolete RXNORM PINs||0|
|Obsolete RXNORM BNs||6191|
|Obsolete RXNORM DFs||59|
|Distinct SAB=RXNORM NDCs||251181|
Last Reviewed: December 3, 2018