GLOSSARY: Formulary G

Formulary G refers to a list of medicines. Traditionally, a formulary contained a collection of formulas for the compounding and testing of medication (a resource closer to what would be referred to as a pharmacopoeia today). The main function of formularies today is to specify which medicines are approved to be prescribed under a particular contract. The development of formularies is based on evaluations of efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of drugs. Depending on the individual formulary, it may also contain additional clinical information, such as side effects, contraindications, and doses.

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