RxNorm provides normalized names for clinical drugs and links its names to many of the drug vocabularies commonly used in pharmacy management and drug interaction software, including those of First Databank, Micromedex, Gold Standard, and Multum. By providing links between these vocabularies, RxNorm can mediate messages between systems not using the same software and vocabulary.
RxTerms is a drug interface terminology derived from RxNorm for prescription writing or medication history recording (e.g. in e-prescribing systems, PHRs). RxTerms is derived only from the non-proprietary content of RxNorm, which is developed and maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. No fee or license is required to use the RxTerms data. Technical documentation at https://wwwcf.nlm.nih.gov/umlslicense/rxtermApp/rxTermFileStructure.cfm