Aerosol – A fine spray or mist that can be administered via a nebulizer or inhaled.
Auto Inject – A device for injecting oneself with a single, preloaded dose of a drug that typically consists of a spring-loaded syringe activated when the device is pushed firmly against the body.
Brand Name - A medication sold by a drug company under a specific name or trademark and that is protected by a patent.
Capsule – A medication solid dosage form in which the drug is enclosed in a hard or soft soluble container, usually of a form of gelatin.
Cookies – A cookie is a piece of data from a website that is stored within a web browser that the website can retrieve later. Cookies are often used to tell the server that users have returned to a site.
County Name – The Florida County that you would like to search for medication pricing.
Generic Medication – A generic medicine is required to be the same as a brand-name medicine in dosage, safety, effectiveness, strength, stability, and quality.
Days’ Supply – Days’ Supply is the number of days the dispensed medications should last as directed.
Delayed Release (DR) – Medication that is delayed released. These drugs are designed to release active ingredients later after taking it to control where it is activated in the body. This is usually done to prevent the medication from being broken down too early or lessen potential side effects.
Dosage Form – The physical form of a dose of a chemical compound into a drug or medication. Typical forms include pills, tablets, liquid injection, etc.
Drug Name – The Drug Name is the licensed name of the medication. This can include the brand name, generic name, and active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) name.
Extended Release (ER) – Medication that is extended released, which is usually labeled with “ER” or “XR”. These drugs are designed to last longer in the body.
Form – Form refers to the form or method that the medication is dispensed.
Generic Name – A medication created to be the same as an already marketed brand-name drug in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, performance, characteristics, and intended use.
GSN – The 'GSN' is the Generic Sequence Number of a medication. This is a 6-digit number and unique to a medication.
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Medicaid – A federal program that provides free or low-cost health coverage to some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
Medication Form – The medication form describes the active state of the medication which includes but is not limited to tablets, capsules, liquids, creams, patches, and inhalants.
Medication Strength – Often referred to as dose, is a measured quantity of a medicine which is delivered as a unit.
National Drug Code (NDC) – The number which identifies a drug. The NDC number consists of 11 digits, broken into 3 sections in a 5-4-2 format. The first 5 digits identify the labeler code representing the manufacturer of the drug and are assigned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Paid Claims – The claims submitted and paid for a medication during the reporting period.
Pharmacist – Person licensed pursuant to Chapter 465, Pharmacy, Florida Status (F.S.) to practice the profession of pharmacy.
Pharmacy – A community pharmacy which provides outpatient pharmacy services and is open for a minimum of 20 hours per week unless reduced hours have been approved by the Board. Section 465.018, Florida Statutes (F.S.), requires a permit holder to designate a pharmacist licensed in the State of Florida as the manager of the prescription department.
Pharmacy Address – The main physical location of the pharmacy.
Pharmacy Benefits Manager – A third-party administrator of prescription drug programs that are primarily responsible for processing and paying prescription drug claims.
Pharmacy ID – Pharmacy ID is the Organization's Pharmacy National Prescribed Identifier (NPI).
Pharmacy Location – The physical location of a pharmacy.
Pharmacy Name – Pharmacy Name is the registered name of the pharmacy or business. Many Pharmacies may be within a larger entity or shopping experience, so the Legal name and Doing Business As (dba) name may differ.
Prescription – Includes any order for drugs or medicinal supplies written or transmitted by any means of communication by a duly licensed practitioner authorized by the laws of the state to prescribe such drugs or medicinal supplies and intended to be dispensed by a pharmacist. The term also includes an order written or transmitted by a practitioner licensed to practice in a jurisdiction other than this state, but only if the pharmacist called upon to dispense such order determines, in the exercise of her or his professional judgement, that the order is valid and necessary for the treatment of a chronic or recurrent illness. The term ‘prescription’ also includes a pharmacist’s order for a product selected from the formulary created pursuant to s. 465.186. Prescriptions may be retained in written form, or the pharmacist may cause them to be recorded in a data processing system, provided that such order can be produced in printed from upon lawful request.
Price – The cash price of the medication.
Spray – Mass of very small drops of liquid forced into the nose using a special device to deliver a drug into the body.
Strength – Refers to the amount of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient within the medication.
Tablet – A solid dosage form containing a medicinal substance with or without a suitable diluent.
Usual and Customary Prices – The usual and customary price refers to the pharmaceutical price available to the general public. This price reflects all advertised savings, discounts, special promotions, or other programs including membership-based discounts initiated to reduce prices for product costs available to the general public.
30-Day Supply – The number of days the dispensed medications should last if used as directed.