Category:Pharm: National Drug File (NDF)

From VistApedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The National Drug File (NDF) V. 4.0 software module provides standardization of the local drug files in all Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs). Standardization includes the adoption of new drug nomenclature and drug classification, and links the local drug file entries to data in the National Drug files.

For drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), VAMCs have access to information concerning dosage form, strength and unit; package size and type; manufacturer’s trade name; and National Drug Code (NDC).

The NDF software lays the foundation for sharing prescription information among VAMCs.