Code WHODrug Products

Use Vault Safety to search for and add medicinal product codes from the WHODrug dictionary.

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About WHODrug

Vault Safety supports the IDMP-compliant WHODrug dictionary in the C3 format for standardized coding of medicinal products.

Access the WHODrug dictionary to add External Products or Drug History to a Case. When you open the WHODrug Search window, Vault Safety filters the codes based on the reported product name and country.

Code a WHODrug Term

In the Products or Drug History section of a Case, search the WHODrug dictionary when adding an External Product Type or Drug History Record using the following steps.

  1. Beside the WHODrug field, select search-whodrug-button.
    The WHODrug Search window appears. If the Drug Name (Reported) or Country Obtained field is populated, results are filtered to those values.
  2. In the Search bar, enter or change the search terms, and then select execute-search-button.
    Search runs once you enter two or more characters, and returns results based on exact spelling.
  3. To broaden the search results, select one or more of the following Search Columns:
    • Preferred Name: Generic names for the product substance
    • Drug Name: Drug trade names
    • Name Specifier: Product name differentiators, such as For Children or Sustained Release
    • MPID: Medicinal Product Identifiers (MPID)
    • Drug Code: Alphanumeric drug codes
  4. To filter the search results by country, enter country:{code}, where {code} is the ISO three-letter country code.
    For example, Cholecap country:USA.
    The table displays the WHODrug product terms that match your search criteria.
    If no results are returned, retry the search with more columns.
  5. To add a WHODrug code, select whodrug-add.
  6. Save the page.

Result

The system adds the selected WHODrug product and substance details to the Case. To remove the product and substance details, select Clear Selection.

WHODrug Search Window Columns

The following table describes the WHODrug Search window columns.

Column Description
Code Options The whodrug-add button to select a product from the WHODrug dictionary
Preferred Name The generic names for the active product substance or substance combination
Drug Name The brand name under which the product is sold
Name Specifier The product name differentiators, such as For Children or Sustained Release
Pharmaceutical Strength The strength of the active substance
Pharmaceutical Form The pharmaceutical form in which the product is sold
Country The country where the product is marketed
Country Code The ISO three-letter country code
MAH The Marketing Authorization Holder (MAH) in the country of sale
ATC1 The Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System level one code and a description of the anatomical group
ATC2 The Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System level two code and a description of the therapeutic subgroup
ATC3 The Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System level three code and a description of the therapeutic or pharmacological subgroup
ATC4 The Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System level four code and a description of the chemical, therapeutic, or pharmacological subgroup
MPID The Medicinal Product Identifier (MPID) for the product
Drug Code The unique identification code for the drug name and active substances
Generic Whether the product is a generic product
Preferred Whether the product is a preferred brand-name drug

Fields that Support WHODrug Coding

You can use a WHODrug code to populate information on a Case for External Product and Drug History records.

External Product

In the Details section of an External Product page, code the WHODrug product details. When you add a WHODrug code, the system populates the following Registration fields when available:

  • Pharmaceutical Strength, Drug Name (Preferred Name)
  • Registration Country, Holder/Applicant
  • MPID
  • MPID Version

When a coded product includes a Preferred Name, a Substance record is created and includes the following details:

  • Pharmaceutical Strength
  • Drug Name
  • Preferred Name

Multiple Substance records are created when a coded product has more than one substance.

Drug History

In the Details section of a Case Drug History page, code the WHODrug product details. When you add a WHODrug code, the system populates the following Registration fields when available:

  • Pharmaceutical Strength, Drug Name (Preferred Name)
  • MPID
  • MPID Version

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