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dussamkumar
11-29-2006, 01:56 PM
Red Book :
Blue Book :
Orange Book :
D-book:


Plz Inform Me The Which Book Stand For What?


Thanks.

amdcenter2000
11-29-2006, 02:39 PM
orange book contains the therapeutic eqilvalent codes for drug products.
red book contains the list of all the wholesale drugs

mtvua
11-29-2006, 02:47 PM
i think that the main difference of the red book is that in addition to all information about drugs it also contains information about price, reimbursement. single source of all information.
http://www.ramex.com/title.asp?id=1144
(DPR) Drug Price Review - the weekly update of drug prices, at average wholesale price (AWP), from the American Druggist Blue Book. Price maximums are subsequently established by the plan.
http://www.caci.com/cacihealth/glossary.shtml

The maximum permissible charge for drugs, which are provided by a licensed pharmacist and require a prescription, is the actual cost of the drug to the druggist (not to exceed the cost shown in the American Druggist Blue Book or Drug Topic Red Book) plus a dispensing fee of $5.00, except that for a compounded prescription a $2.00 compounding fee shall be added to the dispensing fee.

liquid
11-29-2006, 04:46 PM
The RED BOOK, with extensive updates and additions, brings the latest pricing and product information on more than 160,000 Rx and OTC items, and also includes a broad spectrum of the healthcare information —all in one volume—to cope with pharmacy's changing role in the medical, pharmaceutical, and retail marketplace.
RED BOOK is the essential resource healthcare professionals reach for every day to find the latest information on Rx and OTC products, including:
· Nationally recognized average wholesale prices (AWPs), direct prices, and federal upper limit prices for prescription drugs
· Suggested retail prices for OTC products
· NDC numbers for all FDA-approved drugs
· Complete package information including dosage form, route of administration, strength, and size
· "Orange Book" codes - FDA-approved drug products with therapeutic equivalent evaluations

Helpful when contacting or referring to a colleague, THE LITTLE BLUE BOOK for your PDA is a complete and extremely accurate reference of local physician practice information. Available in 146 separate metropolitan areas, THE LITTLE BLUE BOOK for your PDA also lists pharmacy phone, fax, and address information making it a valuable resource when calling in a prescription.

Each physician listing contains the physician’s name, patient care addresses, phone numbers, specialties, fax number, e-mail address, group name, UPIN and an HMO profile. In addition, each edition contains local area pharmacy, HMO and hospital listings. HMO listings contain contact information for access to their Provider Relations Representative or Pre-certification-Utilization Manager. Hospital listings feature the hospital or health system name, their physical address, and general phone number. ALL physicians, pharmacies, hospitals, and HMOs are listed at no charge.

ORANGE BOOK: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations. The publication identifies drug products approved on the basis of safety and effectiveness by the Food and Drug Administration under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

The Electronic Orange Book Query enables searching of the approved drug list by active ingredient, proprietary name, applicant holder or applicant number. The data is updated concurrently with the publication of the annual edition or cumulative supplements.
More information on this can be found on the website http://www.fda.gov/cder/orange/default.htm (http://www.fda.gov/cder/orange/default.htm)

I was not able to find anything on D-book.
All the best
liquid



Red Book :
Blue Book :
Orange Book :
D-book:


Plz Inform Me The Which Book Stand For What?


Thanks.

colu
11-29-2006, 04:48 PM
Orange book- FDA approved drug products with therapeutic equivalance evaluation.
Red book- new red book not only brings the latest pricing and product information on priscription and OTC products, but also includes a broad spectrum of the healthcare information. Also delivers the instant answers you need to make decisions that affect your business.
Blue book- It contains information about pricing, reimbursement and also give ideas about pharmacy benefits management.

dussamkumar
11-29-2006, 07:38 PM
Thank U So Much Guys.