The National Drug Code (NDC) serves as a universal product identifier for prescription medications approved for human consumption. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Drug Listing Act of 1972 requires registered drug establishments to provide the FDA with a current list of “all drugs manufactured, prepared, propagated, compounded or processed for commercial distribution.” An NDC number serves as a universal product identifier for over-the-counter and prescription medication packages and inserts in the US. 
 
 
* reference: www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drls/getDRLS.cfm
 
 
 
The National Drug Code (NDC) serves as a universal product identifier for prescription medications approved for human consumption. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Drug Listing Act of 1972 requires registered drug establishments to provide the FDA with a current list of “all drugs manufactured, prepared, propagated, compounded or processed for commercial distribution.” An NDC number serves as a universal product identifier for over-the-counter and prescription medication packages and inserts in the US. 
 
 
* reference: www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drls/getDRLS.cfm