More about National Health Related Items Code - NHRIC
The National Health Related Items Code (NHRIC) is a system for identification and numbering of marketed device packages that is compatible with other numbering systems such as the National Drug Code (NDC) or Universal Product Code (UPC). In the early 1970's, the Drug Listing Branch of FDA set aside a block of numbers that could be assigned to medical device manufacturers and distributors.
Those manufacturers who desire to use the NHRIC number for unique product identification may apply to FDA for a labeler code. This labeler code is the first segment in the two segment NHRIC system. Participating manufacturers and distributors then complete the code by identifying their devices with a sequential number. The manufacturer or distributor assumes responsibility for maintaining this number.
A database search is available which contains NHRIC data retrieved from records that date back 20 years. The data in this database is updated usually on the 5th of each month. Because of industry acquisitions and mergers, some of this information may be out of date. To request a labeler code for your firm or to update the information, please contact the Regulatory Policy and Systems Branch at 301-796-7400.
For additional information on integration of the NHRIC contact either:
Health Care Division
|Health Industry Business