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RxNorm Release Notes

August Release - 08/01/2022

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:

Source NameSABVersion
Vaccines Administered CVX CVX_2022_06_23
DrugBank DRUGBANK DRUGBANK5.0_2022_07_01
Gold Standard Drug Database GS GS_2022_07_08
Multum MediSource Lexicon MMSL MMSL_2022_07_01
Micromedex RED BOOK MMX MMX_2022_07_11
FDA Structured Product Labels MTHSPL MTHSPL_2022_07_22
FDB MedKnowledge (formerly NDDF Plus) NDDF NDDF_2022_07_13
RxNorm normalized names and codes RXNORM RXNORM_20AA_220801F
USP Compendial Nomenclature USP USP_2022_7_20
Veterans Health Administration National Drug File VANDF VANDF_2022_06_30

The following sources have not been updated since the previous RxNorm release:

Source NameSABVersion
Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System ATC ATC_2022
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) MSH MSH2022_2021_07_20
CMS Formulary Reference File MTHCMSFRF MTHCMSFRF_2020
US Edition of SNOMED CT (drug information) SNOMEDCT_US SNOMEDCT_US_2022_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:

RxNorm Data Changes

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Added

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 18 years of age and older.

Here is the new Novavax COVID-19 vaccine concept in the August 2022 RxNorm release:

2606078SCDSARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccine, protein NVX-CoV2373 0.01 MG/ML Injectable Suspension

Data Counts

Term Type or AttributeNumber
Active GPCKs474
Active BPCKs542
Active SCDs17178
Active SBDs9434
Active RXNORM MINs3776
Active RXNORM INs13836
Active RXNORM PINs3291
Active RXNORM BNs5082
Active RXNORM DFs122
Obsolete GPCKs251
Obsolete BPCKs219
Obsolete SCDs18783
Obsolete SBDs11244
Obsolete RXNORM MINs0
Obsolete RXNORM INs0
Obsolete RXNORM PINs0
Obsolete RXNORM BNs6334
Obsolete RXNORM DFs63
Editor-suppressed SCDs1896
Editor-suppressed SBDs1565
Distinct SAB=RXNORM NDCs244419

Last Reviewed: August 1, 2022