USA – FDA asks drug, biologics makers to use UCUM in electronic submissions

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday announced its support for the latest set of Unified Code for Units of Measure (UCUM) codes for use in electronic submissions for drugs and biologics.

“UCUM offers a single coding system for units of measure that does not contain ambiguities amongst electronic communication, and assigns a concise semantics to each defined unit,” FDA writes.

With the notice, FDA says it wants drugmakers to use UCUM coding for drug establishment registration, drug listing and in the content of product labeling in regulatory submissions to the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) and Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)…