Malaysia Drug Code, 2010, 6th Edition
(2010; 432 pages)


Malaysia Drug Code (MDC) is a code assigned to a particular drug for identification. It is assigned uniquely to identify all drug products involving prescribed medicines and over the counter (OTC) products that have been registered with Drug Control Authority or have obtained special approval for use in Malaysia. The MDC will be used as a standard code for drug management in all health application systems in the Ministry of Health institution and for information sharing among health care providers. MDC can also be used as a tool for drug utilization research. The use of standard coding throughout health facilities would ideally accomplish similar cost savings in contracting, inventory management, product identification, utilization and benchmarking, distribution and logistic management...

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