Aug 16, 2016FDA redesigned the Orange Book..
The Orange Book, which identifies drug products approved on the basis of safety and effectiveness by the FDA, first appeared as a published list in October 1980. Since 1984, the Orange Book has also included information about patents and exclusivity for listed products. In 1997, the FDA made the Orange Book database available for searching on the Web. Today, Orange Book is one of the most searched-for terms on FDA.gov.