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Source Synopsis

Web site:
https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/drug-database

Authority
Elsevier is a leading developer of clinical information software, services and solutions.

Purpose
The purpose of the Gold Standard Drug Database (formerly Alchemy) is to supply healthcare systems and applications with built-in integrated functionality, reliable content and decision support tools.

Description
Gold Standard Drug Database includes drug product data, drug images, pricing information, professional monographs, patient education and clinical decision support data.

RxNorm Scope
The RxNorm representation of the Gold Standard Drug Database includes only branded clinical drugs, generic clinical drugs, and ingredients.

Audience
Gold Standard Drug Database is used by health care professionals and organizations.

Update Frequency
Gold Standard Drug Database is updated regularly.

RxNorm Update Frequency
Gold Standard Drug Database is updated in each RxNorm monthly release.

Sites Consulted

  1. Gold Standard Drug Database [Internet]. Global (English): Elsevier; c2018. [cited 2018 Dec 12]. Available from: https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/drug-database

Metadata

Field Value
Short NameGold Standard Drug Database
FamilyGS
Source Restriction Level3
LanguageENG
License ContactRxNorm Customer Service
U.S. National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda
MD
United States
20894
(888) FIND-NLM
rxnorminfo@nlm.nih.gov
https://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/rxnorm/
Content ContactKay Morgan
(813) 579-3882
(813) 579-2786
morgan.k@goldstandard.com

Source Representation (currently unavailable)

RxNorm Representation (currently unavailable)

Data Examples with Sample Database Queries

This section lists source terminology specific data examples and sample database queries using Structured Query Language (SQL) to obtain the data. For more information about RxNorm data and files, see the RxNorm Technical Documentation.

Names and Codes in RXNCONSO.RRF

Here are sample source terminology code, source string, RxNorm Concept Unique Identifier (RXCUI), RxNorm string, term type (TTY), and suppress values.

SOURCE_CODE SOURCE_STR RXCUI RXNORM_STR RXNORM_TTY SUPPRESS
586 Ibuprofen 200mg Oral tablet 310965 Ibuprofen 200 MG Oral Tablet SCD N

Here is a sample database query to retrieve the data above:

SELECT distinct rc1.code as source_code, rc1.str as source_str, rc1.rxcui, rc2.str as rxnorm_str, rc2.tty as rxnorm_tty , rc2.suppress
FROM rxnconso rc1, rxnconso rc2
WHERE rc1.code = '586'
     AND rc1.sab = 'GS'
     AND rc1.rxcui = rc2.rxcui
     AND rc2.sab = 'RXNORM'
     AND rc2.tty in ('SCD','SBD','GPCK','BPCK');

Names and Relationships in RXNCONSO.RRF and RXNREL.RRF

Here are sample source terminology code, source string, RXCUI, relationship name, RxNorm term type (TTY), RxNorm brand name, and suppress values.

SOURCE_CODE SOURCE_STR RXCUI RELA RXNORM_TTY RXNORM_BN SUPPRESS
1611 ibuprofen 5640 has_tradename BN Pediacare Fever N
1611 ibuprofen 5640 has_tradename BN Xylon N
1611 ibuprofen 5640 has_tradename BN Dragon Tabs N
1611 ibuprofen 5640 has_tradename BN Ibutab N

Here is a sample database query to retrieve the data above:

SELECT distinct rc1.code as source_code, rc1.str as source_str, rc1.rxcui, rr.rela, rc2.tty as rxnorm_tty, rc2.str as rxnorm_bn, rc2.suppress
FROM rxnconso rc1, rxnrel rr, rxnconso rc2
WHERE rc1.code = '1611'
     AND rc1.sab = 'GS'
     AND rc1.rxcui = rr.rxcui2
     AND rr.rela = 'has_tradename'
     AND rr.rxcui1 = rc2.rxcui
     AND rc2.sab = 'RXNORM'
     AND rc2.tty = 'BN'
     ORDER BY suppress;

National Drug Code (NDC) and Names in RXNSAT.RRF and RXNCONSO.RRF

Here are sample source NDC, RXCUI, TTY, RxNorm string, and suppress values.

NDC RXCUI RXNORM_TTY RXNORM_STR SUPPRESS
00113-0628-71 310965 SCD Ibuprofen 200 MG Oral Tablet N
00113-0995-85 310965 SCD Ibuprofen 200 MG Oral Tablet N
00904-7915-24 310965 SCD Ibuprofen 200 MG Oral Tablet N
11845-0977-07 310965 SCD Ibuprofen 200 MG Oral Tablet N

Here is a sample database query to retrieve the data above:

SELECT distinct rs.atv as ndc, rs.rxcui, rc.tty as rxnorm_tty, rc.str as rxnorm_str, rs.suppress
FROM rxnsat rs, rxnconso rc
WHERE rs.atn = 'NDC'
     AND rs.sab = 'GS'
     AND rs.rxcui = rc.rxcui
     AND rc.sab = 'RXNORM'
     AND rc.tty in ('SCD','SBD','GPCK','BPCK')
     AND rc.rxcui = '310965'
     ORDER BY suppress;

Last Reviewed: March 31, 2020