FDA With Mobile Data App
The US Food and Drug Administration, FDA, recently launched a mobile application to offer access to National Drug Code (NDC) data from phones or tablets. The regulatory body said the new app, NDC Express, presents the database in a mobile-friendly format, using display and navigation features available in both Android and iOS devices.
Under the Drug Listing Act of 1972, drug establishments are required to provide the FDA with a current list of all drugs manufactured, prepared, propagated, compounded, or processed for commercial distribution. The products are universally identified with a unique, three-segment number.
The FDA publishes the listed NDC numbers and other submitted information in its NDC Directory, which is updated daily. The app can be downloaded free of chare from iTunes (for Apple devices) or Google Play store (for Android devices).