May 28, 2022

Health/Medical Research: FDA Releases Redesigned Web Version of “Orange Book” (Approved Drug Products)

From an FDA E-Mail:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [recently] launched an improved web-based version of the Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations – most commonly known as the “Orange Book.”

This is the first major revision of the web page and features an updated design with new, user-friendly search options that help users customize their research experience.

The redesigned Orange Book web page conveniently collects search and browse options onto the home page to improve access of these commonly used features. Groups of “accordion” panels open to reveal new and enhanced features and contact information.

The Orange Book, which identifies drug products approved on the basis of safety and effectiveness by the FDA, first appeared as a published list in October 1980. Since 1984, the Orange Book has also included information about patents and exclusivity for listed products.

In 1997, the FDA made the Orange Book database available for searching on the Web. Today, “Orange Book” is one of the most searched-for terms on

Direct to Enhanced Orange Book

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