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RxHub formulary transfer protocol (correction)

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RxHub's formulary and benefit file transfer protocol is based on proprietary technology. The protocol is the basis for a National Council for Prescription Drug Programs standard currently in development which will be made public as a standardized formulary and benefit transfer protocol. "The Pink Sheet" incorrectly reported that RxHub's protocol is based on the Veterans Administrations' National Drug File-Reference Terminology (1"The Pink Sheet" Sept. 6, 2004, p. 16). RxHub uses National Drug Classification codes to identify particular products within the formulary. The National Committee on Vital & Health Statistics recommended that FDA incorporate the VA's classification into structured product labels, which map NDC codes to RxNorm, the electronic prescribing standard...

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