d. Therapeutics Index (page A-8). This is a listing of drugs according to their
therapeutic classification. For example, Asmoxicillin capsules, USP, are a type of
penicillin as shown under 08:12:16 of the index.
e. Approved Item Name Index Explanation (page A-9). This portion of the
introduction explains item name and Federal supply class.
f. Acquisition Advice Code (page A-10). The Acquisition Advice Code (AAC)
is one of the many codes that are used throughout the supply catalog. The AAC is a
one character alphabetic code that indicates to the requisitioned how and under what
restrictions an item is acquired.
g. Unit of Issue (page A-11). The UI code is used on all supply requisitions. It
identifies how an item is issued. For example, if the UI of an item is one HD (hundred),
you would receive 100 of an item for everyone ordered.
h. Authorized Abbreviations (page A-12). This portion explains all the
abbreviations used throughout the supply catalog.
i. Commercial and Government Entity (page A-13). Each manufacturer used
by the D0D has been assigned a CAGE number Each item listed in the catalog will have
a CAGE number to identify the manufacturer that supplies DOD with the item.
j. Identification List/National Stock Number Index (page A-14). Each item
in the catalog has been assigned a NSN. The NSN index allows you to quickly locate
an item if you know the stock number. For example, NSN 6505-01-114-3090 is located
on fiche number 029, frame D11.
k. Frame Index of a Microfiche Page (page A-15). In the bottom right hand
corner of each microfiche page is an index of what information is on that particular
l. Colloquial to Approved Item Name Index (page A-16). This index cross-
references the item's trade name (the name the manufacturer gives the item) to the
approved Federal item name. For example, if you wanted to look up information of
Darvon, you would look under propoxyphene hydrochloride capsules, USP.
m. Item Name Index (pages A-17 & 18). Once you know the approved item
name you can use this index to find the proper microfiche page and frame.
n. Medical Catalog Volume 1, Identification List (pp. A-19-28). This is the
heart of the Medical Catalog. If you had the NSN, you used the NSN index. If you
knew the approved item name, you used the Item Name Index to find the item. Once
you reach this point in the process, you have all the information required to order the
item. The top border lists the basic information. Ordering information is found in the