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ARCOS Registrant Handbook

APPENDIX 5 - ARCOS RECORD: DATA FIELDS AND CALCULATIONS

NDC Pkg. Code Trans. Record Quantity Field Unit Field
Strength Field
Inventory Quantity
Inventory Quantity X Ingredient weight
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Numeric or Alpha Numeric
Numeric
Blank
Blank
D
K
Numeric (Partial Pkg.)
Blank
Blank
Blank
Quantity X Pkg.% if applicable
Quantity
Quantity x 12
Quantity x 1000
Qty of DU's to Grams

Qty of DU's to Grams
Qty of DU's to Grams
Qty of DU's to Grams
**(RAW) Bulk Powder Numeric 1
2
3
4
5
6
Numeric
"
"
"
"
"
Quantity X .000001 x Strength
Quantity X .001 x Strength
Quantity X Strength
Quantity X 1000 X Strength
Quantity X 1 X Strength
Quantity X 1000 X Strength
Micrograms to Grams
Milligrams to Grams
Grams to Grams
Kilograms to Grams
Milliliters to Grams
Liters to Grams
** (Unpackaged, Bulk Dosage Units) Numeric
Blank
D
K
1
2
3
4
5
6

Blank
"
"
"
"
"
"
"
"

Quantity
Quantity X 12
Quantity X 1000
Quantity X .000001

Quantity X .001
Quantity X 1
Quantity X 1000
Quantity X 1
Quantity X 1000

Qty of DU's to Grams
Qty of DU's to Grams
Qty of DU's to Grams
Micrograms to Grams
Milligrams to Grams
Grams to Grams
Kilograms to Grams
Milliliters to Grams
Liters to Grams

This chart demonstrates the procedure employed by the ARCOS system in calculating the quantity of controlled substance in a reported ARCOS transaction.

Column (1)
NDC Package Code, identifies three basic types of NDC products

Column (2)
Transaction Record Quantity Field, specifies the amount (i.e., quantity) of the NDC product involved in the ARCOS activity (i.e., transaction)

Column (3)
Unit Field, identifies specific coding designations that reflect the size (D,K); weight (1, 2, 3, 4); or volume (5, 6) associated with the reported NDC product.

Column (4)
Strength Field, reflects: (a) the purity of the controlled drug substance contained in the NDC product or (b) a percentage of the NDC product's trade package being reported.

Column (5)
Inventory Quantity, illustrates algorithms used by the ARCOS software

Column (6)
Inventory Quantity X Ingredient Weight, identifies the final gram conversion of the controlled drug substance contained in the reported NDC product by taking into account any effect of quantity, unit and strength information. The resulting figure is multiplied by the ingredient weight data of the specific NDC product involved in the reported transaction. The ingredient weight of the controlled substance in the NDC product is contained in the ARCOS drug ingredient dictionary.

KEY:

"Blank" indicates there is no entry.
DU = dosage unit (capsule, tablet, etc.)
D = Dozen
K = Thousands

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