RxNorm Release Notes
July Release - 07/06/2021
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_2021_06_10|
|Multum MediSource Lexicon||MMSL||MMSL_2021_06_01|
|Micromedex RED BOOK||MMX||MMX_2021_06_07|
|FDA Structured Product Labels||MTHSPL||MTHSPL_2021_06_28|
|FDB MedKnowledge (formerly NDDF Plus)||NDDF||NDDF_2021_06_16|
|RxNorm normalized names and codes||RXNORM||RXNORM_20AA_210706F|
|USP Compendial Nomenclature||USP||USP_2021_06_15|
|Veterans Health Administration National Drug File||VANDF||VANDF_2021_05_31|
The following sources have not been updated since the previous RxNorm release:
|Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System||ATC||ATC_2021|
|Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)||MSH||MSH2021_2021_01_25|
|CMS Formulary Reference File||MTHCMSFRF||MTHCMSFRF_2020|
|US Edition of SNOMED CT (drug information)||SNOMEDCT_US||SNOMEDCT_US_2021_01_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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RXNORM DATA CHANGES
Two New COVID-19-Related Concepts Added
First, sotrovimab, a drug allowed under the U.S. Food & Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), became available in the RxNorm June 9, 2021 weekly release and is in the RxNorm July 2021 monthly release also.
Here is the sotrovimab Semantic Clinical Drug (SCD) concept name, RxNorm Concept Unique Identifier (RXCUI), and National Drug Code (NDC):
- SCD: 8 ML sotrovimab 62.5 MG/ML Injection
- RXCUI: 2550903
- NDC: 00173090186
Second, a new concept for a propofol lipid emulsion product is also included. This product is an investigational infusion to maintain sedation in patients 16 or older who require mechanical ventilation in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) setting during the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Here is the new propofol lipid emulsion SCD name, RXCUI, and NDC:
- SCD: 100 ML propofol lipid emulsion 10 MG/ML Injection
- RXCUI: 2559909
- NDC: 00264485001
Notice of Upcoming Data Changes
As a courtesy to users, this section provides advance notice of possible upcoming RxNorm data changes. More information about each change will be provided or repeated in the future. Please note that planned data changes and timelines may change if issues arise.
REMINDER: Basis of Strength (BoSS) Attributes Changing Fall 2021
Several BoSS attributes are planned to change this fall. A specific month is not available, but is likely to occur September 2021 at the earliest. Below are more details. Please plan accordingly.
- BoSS Attributes Moving:
- RXN_BOSS_AI, RXN_BOSS_AM, and RXN_BOSS_FROM attributes will change from being present on an SCDC to an SCD, likewise on an SBDC to an SBD
- Please note that this change will happen over time. For example, some products, such as medical gases and multi-ingredient products including multivitamins, will be addressed at a later time.
- BoSS Attribute Name Changes:
- RXN_BOSS_AI will be renamed RXN_AI
- RXN_BOSS_AM will be renamed RXN_AM
|Term Type or Attribute||Number|
|Active RXNORM MINs||3746|
|Active RXNORM INs||13440|
|Active RXNORM PINs||3123|
|Active RXNORM BNs||5162|
|Active RXNORM DFs||121|
|Obsolete RXNORM MINs||0|
|Obsolete RXNORM INs||0|
|Obsolete RXNORM PINs||0|
|Obsolete RXNORM BNs||6110|
|Obsolete RXNORM DFs||63|
|Distinct SAB=RXNORM NDCs||255970|
Last Reviewed: July 6, 2021