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RxNorm Standard Clinical Drug Vocabulary Enhanced

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has enhanced the Drug Naming Standard for Electronic Health Records. The RxNorm standard clinical drug vocabulary produced by the NLM is now contains more accurate and complete connections between National Drug Codes (NDCs) and standard non-proprietary names of medications recommended for use in electronic health records (EHRs). The RxNorm now includes the complete set of NDCs from Thomson Reuters’ Red Book, a drug database widely used in the healthcare industry. [da]

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