Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)
Micromedex Source Information
RED BOOK® is produced by Micromedex®, a healthcare brand of Thomson Reuters.
The purpose of RED BOOK is to allow comprehensive access to current and accurate drug pricing information.
RED BOOK covers FDA-approved drug products. It includes prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and nondrug products.
The Metathesaurus representation of RED BOOK only contains information on branded clinical drugs and clinical drugs.
The Metathesaurus representation of RED BOOK contains information on approximately 29,401 branded clinical drugs and 28,614 clinical drugs.
RED BOOK is updated daily.
Metathesaurus Update Frequency
RED BOOK is updated in each Metathesaurus release as part of RxNorm.
- Thomson Reuters Micromedex Clinical Evidence Solutions [Internet]. Thomson Reuters; c2011. RED BOOK Drug References; c2011 [cited 2011 Jul 8]. Available from: http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/healthcare/healthcare_products/clinical_deci_support/micromedex_clinical_evidence_sols/med_safety_solutions/red_book/.