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MED-RT Addition?

(Clair Blacketer) #1

According to this NLM bulletin the NDF-RT vocabulary and it’s RxNorm associations have been deprecated starting this month. It also mentions a move to MED-RT as a replacement. Are there plans to include MED-RT in our catalog?

tagging @Christian_Reich, @Dymshyts

(Christian Reich) #2

Yes. Working on it. They made a couple suboptimal choices. For example, a class of agonist of a substance is a child of that substance, and all drugs are children of that. So, Vitamin K has the class Vitamin K agonists as a child, and all agonist drugs are children of that. In NDF-RT, Vitamin K and all its agonistic siblings were children of the class. Trying to figure out how to deal with that. Urgh.