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CodeSystem: Health Canada Drug Id Number

Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/NamingSystem/ca-hc-din Version: 4.0.0
Active as of 2021-10-04 Responsible: Health Canada Computable Name: HcDIN
Other Identifiers: : urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.5.1105

A Drug Identification Number (DIN) is a computer-generated eight digit number assigned by Health Canada to a drug product prior to being marketed in Canada. It uniquely identifies all drug products sold in a dosage form in Canada and is located on the label of prescription and over-the-counter drug products that have been evaluated and authorized for sale in Canada. A DIN uniquely identifies the following product characteristics:

  • manufacturer
  • product name
  • active ingredient(s)
  • strength(s) of active ingredient(s)
  • pharmaceutical form, and
  • route of administration.

Note: The number has a leading zero.

Further information about this Code System can be found at https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/drug-products/applications-submissions/guidance-documents/regulatory-requirements-drug-identification-numbers/document.html

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:

This CodeSystem is not used here; it may be used elsewhere (e.g. specifications and/or implementations that use this content)

This code system http://hl7.org/fhir/NamingSystem/ca-hc-din defines many codes, but they are not represented here


History

DateActionAuthorCustodianComment
2021-10-05reviseJessica BotaHTAUpdate Preferred URI for HcDIN; UP-238
2021-03-19reviseJoan HarperCanada Health InfowayChange current CodeSystem.URL to the new Canonical URL and fix description;UP-176