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NDC Data -- National Drug Code Data

The FDA descibes the National Drug Code Data in the following way:

"The Drug Listing Act of 1972 requires registered drug establishments to provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with a current list of all drugs manufactured, prepared, propagated, compounded, or processed by it for commercial distribution. (See Section 510 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (Act) (21 U.S.C. ยง 360)). Drug products are identified and reported using a unique, three-segment number, called the National Drug Code (NDC), which serves as a universal product identifier for drugs. FDA publishes the listed NDC numbers and the information submitted as part of the listing information in the NDC Directory which is updated daily. The information submitted as part of the listing process, the NDC number, and the NDC Directory are used in the implementation and enforcement of the Act."

The FDA offers an NDC searchable database.

The National Drug Code (NDC) Directory data is offered here in SAS, Stata, and CSV formats to make the whole database a bit easier to use.

Updates and changes.

Data

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SAS
CSV
Stata 244
Documentation
Desc
Stata
SAS
CSV
Stata 244
Documentation
Desc
dta
sas7bdat
csv
dta
documentation
desc
dta
sas7bdat
csv
dta
documentation
desc
Pre-Stata13 had a string length limit of 244 characters.

To report problems or if you have comments or suggestions , e-mail Jean Roth at jroth@nber.org

Last Update Created by Jean Roth February 4, 2014
 
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