Acronyms

AAHP

American Association of Health Plans

ACCP

American College of Clinical Pharmacy

ACEI

angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor

ACP

American College of Physicians

ADE

adverse drug event

ADR

adverse drug reaction

AFDC

Aid to Families with Dependent Children

AMA

American Medical Association

AHA

American Hospital Association

AMCP

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

AMP

average manufacturer price

APhA

American Pharmaceutical Association

ASHP

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

AWP

average wholesale price

BCF

Basic Core Formulary

BPA

blanket purchase agreement

CCB

calcium channel blocker

CHAMPUS

Civilian Health and Medical Programs of the Uniformed Services

CMOP

consolidated mail outpatient pharmacy

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COX-2

cyclooxygenase-2



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DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF THE VA National Formulary Acronyms AAHP American Association of Health Plans ACCP American College of Clinical Pharmacy ACEI angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor ACP American College of Physicians ADE adverse drug event ADR adverse drug reaction AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children AMA American Medical Association AHA American Hospital Association AMCP Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy AMP average manufacturer price APhA American Pharmaceutical Association ASHP American Society of Health-System Pharmacists AWP average wholesale price BCF Basic Core Formulary BPA blanket purchase agreement CCB calcium channel blocker CHAMPUS Civilian Health and Medical Programs of the Uniformed Services CMOP consolidated mail outpatient pharmacy COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COX-2 cyclooxygenase-2

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DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF THE VA National Formulary DAV Disabled American Veterans DESI drug efficacy study implementation DOD Department of Defense DUR drug utilization review FDA Food and Drug Administration FSS Federal Supply Schedule GAO General Accounting Office H2R histamine2 receptor 5-HT3 5-hydroxytryptamine HCFA Health Care Financing Administration HCTZ hydrochlorothiazide HMG-CoA RI hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor HMO health maintenance organization ICD-9 International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition IOM Institute of Medicine IPA Independent practice association IV intravenous JCAH, JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, now Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations MAP Medical Advisory Panel MCO managed care organization MTF military treatment facility NAC National Acquisition Center NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance NDAA National Defense Authorization Act NPC National Pharmaceutical Council NRC National Research Council NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act OTC over the counter 1P FDA priority (drug) P&T pharmacy and therapeutics PBM pharmacy benefits management organization PVA Paralyzed Veterans of America RFP request for proposal

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DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF THE VA National Formulary SSA Social Security Administration SSI Supplemental Security Income SSRI selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families UM utilization management USP U.S. Pharmacopoeia VA Department of Veterans Affairs VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars VHA Veterans Health Administration VISN Veterans Integrated Service Network VSO veterans service organization

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