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RxNorm

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: From the website: RxNorm provides standard names for clinical drugs... and for dose forms as administered to a patient. It provides links from clinical drugs, both branded and generic, to their active ingredients, drug components (active ingredient + strength), and related brand names... RxNorm links its names to many of the drug vocabularies commonly used in pharmacy management and drug interaction software, including... First Databank, Micromedex, MediSpan, Gold Standard Alchemy, and Multum. By providing links between these vocabularies, RxNorm can mediate messages between systems not using the same software and vocabulary. RxNorm is one of a suite of designated standards for use in U.S. Federal Government systems for the electronic exchange of clinical health information.
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